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November 12, 2005

All-Time National Medal of Arts Awardees

Picking up where Tyler left off (and picking up a couple he seems to have missed), a complete accounting of visual artists awarded with our National Medal of Arts (per the official list)...

2004: Frederick Hart (sculptor), John Ruthven (wildlife artist)

2002: Al Hirschfeld (artist, illustrator)

2001: Helen Frankenthaler (painter)

2000: Chuck Close (painter), Claes Oldenburg (sculptor)

1999: George Segal (sculptor)

1998: Agnes Martin (visual artist)

1995: Roy Lichtenstein (painter, sculptor)

1994: Wayne Thiebaud (artist, teacher)

1993: Robert Rauschenberg (artist)

1992: Allan Houser (sculptor)

1991: Richard Diebenkorn (painter)

1990: Jasper Johns (painter, sculptor), Jacob Lawrence (painter)

1989: Alfred Eisenstaedt (photographer), Walker Kirtland Hancock (sculptor), Robert Motherwell (painter)

1987: Romare Bearden (painter), Isamu Noguchi (sculptor)

1986: Willem de Kooning (painter)

1985: Louise Nevelson (sculptress), Georgia O'Keeffe (painter)

(Frank Stella was among a number of artists honored and presented with medals by Ronald Reagan in 1983, before the official establishment of the medal.)


Quelle différence...

"The President gets to put pictures on the wall, paintings they call them—pictures in Crawford, paintings in Washington. (Laughter.)"...

Plus, fresh out the kitchen (it's the remix edition): George's most favoritest artist ever...

...Update: Edward Winkleman on 1997 medal awardee the MacDowal Colony, now at risk of losing its local tax exemption...

"All-Time National Medal of Arts Awardees"
Posted by Dan at 03:33 PM


Referenced in this post:

Edward Winkleman: Local Government: McDowell Not Advancing Spiritual or Intellectual Well-Being of General Public
Iconoduel: George Bush, Art Lover
Iconoduel: George Bush, Art Lover (Veterans Day Weekend Edition)
Iconoduel: Quick Hits: Arman, Hammer and Other Paragons of Purity—Off in France...
MacDowall Colony
Modern Art Notes: Today's quiz
NEA: Lifetime Honors: National Medal of Arts
NEA: Lifetime Honors: National Medal of Arts—All Medalists
Washington Post: N.H. Town Wants Taxes From Artist Colony—Holly Ramer (AP)