The Medallic Art of João Duarte

Duarte Medals on Display at the ANS

About the artist

Portuguese artist João Duarte is the recipient of the J. Sanford Saltus Award for Signal Achievement in the Art of the Medal. A graduate in 1978 from the Escola Superior de Belas-Artes de Lisboa, with an emphasis in plastic arts and sculpture, Prof. Duarte serves on the fine arts faculty of the Universidade de Lisboa. Over the course of a highly prolific career, he has focused his energies primarily on sculpture and medallic art producing 45 public art monuments located throughout Portugal and 12 commemorative coins for the Portuguese Mint (including Krause-Mishler Standard Catalogue numbers 678, 679, 750, 773, 787). But it is the roughly 150 medals he has created to date that have most caught the eye of critics, collectors, and curators, earning him a number of prestigious awards.

João Duarte’s medals in the ANS collection can be viewed in the ANS on-line database Mantis. View Duarte’s medals

Read the article in the 2012 no. 3 issue of ANS Magazine:
DYNAMIC INtERACtIONS: the Medallic Art of João Duarte By Peter van Alfen Photographs by Alan Roche

The exhibit was on display at the ANS Headquarters from November 6, 2012 until March 15, 2013