Edouard Michelin

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I’m posting a drawing that I drew ten years ago at the time of Edouard Michelin’s accidental death while he was fishing on the Atlantic off the coast of France. I didn’t do a fresh sketch today and when looking around for one to post I came across it and remembered reading about his life and thinking that being born into privilege and wealth doesn’t protect you from the basic dangers of life. Even though the top job at Michelin was waiting for him it appeared by his CV that he had had put in the necessary time and had the experience and the tools to do the job. …dh