Society of Medallists Medals, [circa 1932 - 1950]
Scope and Contents
Title. Date. Item Description. Dimensions. Artist Name.
“Whatsoever a man soweth / That shall he also reap.” . The Society of Medallists fifth issue. Round. Height: 7.2cm. Width: 7.2cm. Artist: Lawrie, Lee.
“Fiat Vita.” . The Society of Medallists twelfth issue. Round with molded edges. Height: 7cm. Width: 7cm. Artist: Francisci, Anthony de.
“Rejoice Oh Young Man in Thy Youth / RT 1936.” . The Society of Medallists thirteenth issue. Round. Height: 7cm. Width: 7cm. Artist: McKenzie, R. Tait (Robert Tait).
“With Pleasure and Pain and the Protagonist/ The Dance of Life Begins Early and Goes On.” . The Society of Medallists seventeenth Issue. Round. Height: 7.1cm. Width: 7.1cm. Artist: Calder, Alexander Stirling.
“Ceres’ blessing so is on you / JG39 / Scarcity and want shall shun you.” . The Society of Medallists twentieth issue. Round. Height: 7.2cm. Width: 7.2cm. Artist: Gregory, John.
“Love not the substance for the shadow / The doves elect a hawk their king.” 1940. The Society of Medallists twenty-first issue. Round. Height: 7.2cm. Width: 7.2cm. Artist: Amateis, Edmond Romulus.
“There will be other towers for thee to build.” 1940. The Society of Medallists twenty-second issue. Round. Height: 7.2cm. Width: 7.2cm. Artist: Hancock, Walker Kirtland.
“Pro Patria / Pro Humani Tate.” 1941. The Society of Medallists twenty-third issue. Round. Height: 7.1cm. Width: 7.1cm. Artist: Renier, Joseph Emile.
“Flight.” 1942. The Society of Medallists twenty-sixth issue. Round. Height: 7.2cm. Width: 7.2cm. Artist: Putnam, Brenda.
“Eternal Vigilance / Destruction.” 1947. The Society of Medallists thirty-fifth issue. Round. Height: 7.3cm. Width: 7.3cm. Artist: Moore, Bruce.
“Harmony Creates Tranquility.” 1949. The Society of Medallists fortieth issue. Round. Height: 7.2cm. Width: 7.2cm. Artist: Friedlander, Leo.
“Peace Is Life / War Is Death." 1950. The Society of Medallists forty-second issue. Round, bronze. Height: 7cm. Width: 7cm. Sculptor: Howard, Cecil.
- [circa 1932 - 1950]
- Lawrie, Lee (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
The Society of Medallists had a contest, usually twice a year, where they would provide a popular theme among their committee for up and coming (usually American, but that evolved in later years) sculptors to submit proposals for. Beyond the pre-selected theme, it is said that artists had complete creative freedom. The Society’s committee voted on the best one, and had the medal struck by the Medallic Art Company. This method was modeled after the previously short-lived Circle of Friends of the Medallion, of which Society of Medallists’ co-founder, George Dupont Pratt, was a member. The themes chosen were often allegorical in nature.
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English
- Lawrie, Lee (Person)
- de Francisci, Anthony (Person)
- Amateis, Edmond Romulus (Person)
- Hancock, Walker Kirtland (Person)
- Renier, Joseph Emile (Person)
- Putnam, Brenda (Person)
- Moore, Bruce (Person)
- Friedlander, Leo (Person)
- Howard, Cecil (Person)
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