American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medals

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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]

Architecture[edit]

Belles lettres, criticism, essays[edit]

Biography[edit]

Drama[edit]

Fiction, novel, short story[edit]

Graphic art[edit]

History[edit]

Music[edit]

Painting[edit]

Poetry[edit]

Sculpture[edit]

All winners[edit]

Source: [12]

Notes[edit]

  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. 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. ^ a b c d van Gelder, Lawrence. "Arts Briefing: American Academy Honors," New York Times. May 19, 2003.
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ American Academy of Arts and Letters. List of Awards. Retrieved October 5, 2013.

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