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American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medals

Two American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medals are awarded each year by the academy for distinguished achievement. The two awards are taken in rotation from these categories:

  • Belles Lettres and Criticism, and Painting;
  • Biography and Music;
  • Fiction and Sculpture;
  • History and Architecture, including Landscape Architecture;
  • Poetry and Music;
  • Drama and Graphic Art.

The Academy voted in 1915 to establish an additional Gold Medal for "special distinction" to be given for the entire work of the recipient who is not a member of the academy.[1] The first of these occasional lifetime achievement gold medals was awarded in the next year to former Harvard President, Charles Eliot.[2]

Awards in individual categories are listed below (in alphabetical order) followed by a list of all prizes in reverse chronological order:Source:[3]

ArchitectureEdit

Belles lettres, criticism, essaysEdit

BiographyEdit

DramaEdit

Fiction, novel, short storyEdit

Graphic artEdit

HistoryEdit

MusicEdit

PaintingEdit

PoetryEdit

SculptureEdit

All winnersEdit

Source: American Academy of Arts and Letters List of Awards[14]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Mr. Howells and Dr. Eliot," New York Times. November 21, 1915.
  2. ^ a b "Gold Medal for Dr. Eliot; President Emeritus of Harvard Honored by American Academy of Arts," New York Times. November 21, 1915; "Gold Medal for Dr. Eliot; American Academy Honors Educator's Work for Literature," New York Times. January 28, 1916.
  3. ^ American Academy of Arts and Letters. List of Awards Archived 2015-12-19 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved October 5, 2013.
  4. ^ a b c d van Gelder, Lawrence. "Arts, Briefly: American Academy Picks Caro and Trillin," New York Times. April 17, 2008.
  5. ^ a b "National Institute Honors W.R. Mead; Its Gold Medal Awarded to Noted Architect at the Annual Dinner," New York Times. December 13, 1912.
  6. ^ a b van Gelder, Lawrence. "Arts, Briefly: American Academy Honors," New York Times. May 19, 2005.
  7. ^ a b "Thomas Visits Mother; Playwright Shows Her the Medal Presented to Him by Academy," New York Times. November 17, 1913.
  8. ^ a b c d van Gelder, Lawrence. "Arts, Briefly: American Academy Honors," New York Times. May 17, 2007.
  9. ^ a b "National Institute Honors Howells; His Letter, Thanking It for Gold Medal, Says Fashion in Novels Has Changed," New York Times. November 20, 1915.
  10. ^ 2015 Gold Medals in Music Archived 2008-10-13 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ a b c d van Gelder, Lawrence. "Arts Briefing: American Academy Honors," New York Times. May 19, 2003.
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-10-13. Retrieved 2009-08-16.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ a b "Men of Letters Honor St. Gaudens; First Gold Medal of Their Institute Is a Tribute to Memory of the Dead Sculptor. Given to Mrs. St. Gaudens; Notable Men at Ceremonial Where Dr. Van Dyke Makes Principal Address -- Letter from President," New York Times. November 21, 1909.
  14. ^ "Gold Medal". artsandletters.org. Archived from the original on 13 October 2008. Retrieved 25 April 2016.

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