Le New York Times le dimanche 3 mars 1929
Sous le titre de Roerich, candidat au prix Nobel de la paix, le New York Times fait état d'une nouvelle en provenance de Paris et reçue au Musée Roerich, selon laquelle la faculté de droit international de l'Université de Paris a officiellement proposé la candidature de Nicholas Roerich au prix Nobel de la paix pour 1929.
L'article spécifie que les autres candidats sont le secrétaire d'Etat américain F.B. Kellog, le sénateur français Jouvenel, l'ex-premier ministre britanique J.R. MacDonald et l'ex-premier ministre français E. Herriot.
Le New York Times reproduit un extrait du document de présentation soumis à la commission Nobel. On y présente l'artiste en soulignant le sens et la diversité de son œuvre, de même que son engagement à la cause de la paix universelle et de l'harmonie entre les hommes.
Roerich nominated for Peace award
and scientist Named
Kellog also presented
Jouvenel, Edouard Herriot and Ramsay MacDonald
According to a cablegram received from Paris by the Roerich Museum, 310 Riverside Drive, the names submitted to the Nobel Commission for the Peace Prize, which comprises members of the Norwegian Parliament at Oslo, include those of Secretary Kellogg of the United States, Senator Jouvenel of France, Professor Nicholas Roerich, former Premier Ramsay MacDonald of Great Britain and former Premier Herriot of France.
Roerich's name was presented officially through the
Department of International Law of the
In presenting the name of Professor Roerich, the committee of presentation states, among other things:
"Since 1890, Nicholas Roerich, through his writings, through his lectures, researches, paintings and through the many fields into which his broad personality has led him, has forcefully expounded the teaching of international brotherhood. His propaganda for peace has penetrated into more than twenty-one countries and the recognition of its influence has been testified by the widely different activities which have invited his assistance.
"As an artist, one of the greatest that history has produced, his paintings have illustrated the great volume of beauty and spiritual light symbolized by his teaching. The significance of their universal appeal is seen in the foundation in New York of the Roerich Museum that the people might have permanent recourse to his teachings.
"We firmly believe that eventual and hasting international peace will come only through the education of the people and through that steady and impressive propaganda for brotherhood created by culture, by poetry and by beauty in every field. The works of Roerich have, for the last thirty years, been one of the great summons to the world for love among men."