American Numismatic Society
American Numismatic Society

Unsubdued,1986, Pawel Leski, Poland

from left: Pawel Leski, Stephen K. Scher

view the medals of Pawel Leski in MANTIS

The J. Sanford Saltus Award
For Distinguised Achievement in the Field of the Art of the Medal

was awarded to
Pawel Leski

Thursday, 20 February, 2014
5.30pm Reception
6:00pm Award Ceremony, and panel discussion

Panel discussion on medallic art and Pawel Leski's place within it.
Panelists: Mashiko Nakashima, Stephen K. Scher and Peter van Alfen

75 Varick Street, Floor 11
New York, NY 10013

A dinner (by subscription) was held following the event at a nearby restaurant. The dinner cost per person was $70.
Pre-registration required.

RSVP was required to Viviana Londono-Danailov at or (212) 571-4470 ext 117

Government issued photo i.d. required for entry

about the artist
Born in 1954, Mr. Leski first studied architecture at Cracow Polytechnic, before leaving his native Poland for Vienna to learn the art of medal making. When he returned to Poland in 1976, he concentrated his efforts on sculpture under Prof. G. Zelmy at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. In the ensuing decades, Mr. Leski has produced a substantial body of work that includes scores of medals and plaques, along with sculpture. While much of his work borders on abstraction, the figure, both human and animal, nonetheless plays a key and evocative role, and Mr. Leski skillfully uses both the shape and the surface of the medal to help elicit a deep emotional response to the subject portrayed.

Over the years Mr. Leski has received numerous awards for his work. The Society’s Board of Trustees is delighted to add to the accolades by bestowing the 2014 Saltus Award on this deserving artist.

View the January 22, 2014 Press Release