The Saltus Medal Award

The Saltus Medal Award was initiated in 1913 by J. Sanford Saltus to reward sculptors “for distinguished achievement in the field of the art of the medal.” The silver medal was designed by A. A. Weinman, one of the finest American sculptors of the Beaux-Arts tradition and the second winner of the award.

Until 1983, the award was given intermittently to a total of thirty-one American medallic artists. In 1983, eligibility was expanded and since then the medal has been given to both American and foreign artists for lifetime achievement in medallic art.

J. Sanford Saltus (1853-1922)

Recipients of the Saltus Medal Award

2011: João Duarte
apocalypse, 2008, ANS 2012.33.47
1996: Nicola Moss
Mamoo, 2007, ANS 2015.2.4
1986: Kauko Räsänen
100 Anniversary of the Folks School, 1966, ANS 2020.12.1
1949: C. P. Jennewein
Society of Medalists, 1933, ANS 0000.999.44560
1925: Paul Manship
Bronze Medal of Carnegie Corporation, 1934, ANS 1935.2.1

2020Anna Franziska SchwarzbachGermany
2019MashikoUSA
2018Geer SteynHolland
2017Bogomil NikolovBulgaria
2014Pawel LeskiPoland
2011João DuartePortugal
2009Ron DuttonGreat Britain
2005Theo van de VathorstNetherlands
2003Dora de Pédery-HuntCanada
2002Toivo JaatinenFinland
2001Gustaaf T.M. HellegersNetherlands
2000Bernd GöbelGermany
1999Jeanne Stevens-SollmanUSA
1998Helder BatistaPortugal
1997Leonda FinkeUSA
1996Nicola MossEngland
1995Alex ShaginUSSR-USA
1994Marianne LetterieNetherlands
1993Ewa Olszewska-BorysPoland
1992Mico KaufmanUSA
1991Eugene DaubUSA
1990Keiichi UryuJapan
1988Jiri HarcubaCzech Rep.
1987John CookUSA
1986Kauko RäsänenFinland
1985Edward R. GroveUSA
1984Marcel JovineUSA
1983Guido VeroiItaly
1980Agop AgopoffUSA
1979Karen WorthUSA
1975Granville W. CarterUSA
1970Joseph KiselewskiUSA
1969Stanley F. MartineauUSA
1968Michael LantzUSA
1967Donald DeLueUSA
1966Albino MancaUSA-Italy
1964Robert A. WeinmanUSA
1960Bruno MankowskiUSA
1959Abram BelskieUSA
1956Thomas G. Lo MedicoUSA
1955Theodore Spicer-SimsonUSA-England
1954Sidney WaughUSA
1953Walker HancockUSA
1952Bruce MooreUSA
1951Albert LaessleUSA
1950Gertrude K. LathropUSA
1949C. P. JenneweinUSA
1948Henry KreisUSA
1946Chester BeachUSA
1937Lee LawrieUSA
1931Edward W. SawyerUSA
1927Anthony de FrancisciUSA
1926Laura G. FraserUSA
1925Paul ManshipUSA
1923Hermon A. MacNeilUSA
1922Victor D. BrennerUSA
1921John FlanaganUSA
1920A.A. WeinmanUSA
1919James E. FraserUSA