Salmagundi medal of honor (honor et meritus)

Ulysses Anthony Ricci (1888-1960) : Salmagundi honor medallion, ca.1930s.
Ulysses Anthony Ricci (1888-1960) : Salmagundi honor medallion, ca.1930s.

 

SAL record control number: 86000 ;

Record level: Listing ;

Record type: Awards & prizes ;

 

Title: Salmagundi medal of honor (honor et meritus) ;

Begin Date: 1938 ;
End Date: n/a ;

Description / background:

Salmagundi medal of honor (honor et meritus) is given to those individual(s) or organization(s) who have made important contributions to the arts.  The honoree can be a Salmagundi member or a non-member.  The winner of the medal is usually presented at a yearly dinner run by the President of the club and may, if the board of directors grants be moved to the status of Emeritus.  The president’s dinner typically is one of the important fund raising gala’s for the organization.  Approximately a five to fifteen minute speech or presentation is given by the honoree.  There can be one or several winners of the medal for each year.

The first recipient of the medal was Samuel Twybill Shaw (1860-1945) [RP 1894-1945] in 1938 in honor of his philanthropic championing of artists.  Shaw supplied a great number of awards for Salmagundi and other New York City arts clubs.

The beautiful medal was designed by Salmagundi member Ulysses Anthony Ricci (1888-1960) [RA 1935-1960], an American medallion and architectural ornamental sculptor, in about 1937.  Ricci was the artist responsible for the buffalo-head coin for the US mint.  The winner of the award has their name added to a continuing placard kept at the club.

2019 | Claudia Ruth Hultgren Seymour
2019 | Charles Yoder

2018 | Carole Teller
2018 | John R. Morehouse

2016 | A. Jon Prusmack

2015 | Sylvia Maria Glesmann

2014 | John Stobart

2013 | Pam Singleton
2013 | Tom Picard

2011 | John C. Traynor

2009 | Flora B. Giffuni

2008 | Alexander W. Katlan

2007 | Jean Renoir, Jr.

2006 | Norman Rockwell

2005 | Fred March

2004 | Florence Eldrige

2003 | Daniel Greene

2002 | Everett Raymond Kinstler

2001 | Art Students’ League of New York

2000 | Frank Mason

1999 | Ranulph Bye
1999 | Schuyler G. Chapin

1998 | Al Hirschfeld

1997 | Diana Kan
1997 | Loring W. Coleman

1996 | John R. McCarthy

1995 | Raymond & Virginia Goldberg
1995 | Paul Cadmus

1994 | Dale Meyers
1994 | Arturo DiModica

1993 | Edward A. Brennan
1993 | Thomas Hoving

1992 | Kenneth W. Fitch
1992 | Edward A. Ames

1991 | Carl L. Thomson
1991 | William M. Gerdts

1990 | Peter Matulavage

1989 | Ruth Reininghaus

1988 | John K. Howat

1987 | William C. W. James
1987 | Malcom S. Forbes

1986 | Elliot Liskin
1986 | Russell F. Rypsam

1985 | Kent Day Coes
1985 | Chen Chi

1984 | Cliff Young

1983 | Mortimer E. Freehof

1982 | Whitney North Seymour

1981 | Peter Bela Mayer

1980 | Mario Cooper

1979 | Philip Kappel

1978 | Robert Harmer Smith

1977 | Jasper B. Adams

1976 | Ogden Pleissner
1976 | Alphaeus P. Cole

1975 | William Lawrence

1974 | Martin Hannon

1973 | George Gray

1971 | John N. Lewis

1970 | Louis E. Seley

1968 | Raymond C. Green

1963 | A. Henry Nordhausen

1963 | Francis V. Kughler

1962 | Harry Levine

1961 | Silvio B. Valerio

1959 | Charles F. Kaegebehn

1957 | Hans A. Obst

1956 | Henry “Henno” Michael O’Connor

1955 | Arthur Carl Friedrichs

1953 | (James) Junius Allen

1952 | William Bernard O’Connor

1949 | Digby William Chandler

1946 | Louis F. Salier

1944 | Alexander James Wall

1943 | Frederick Ballard Williams

1942 | Ringland Fisher Kilpatrick

1941 | Joseph Lauber

1940 | Henry Hobart Nichols, Jr.

1939 | Joseph Siegfried Isidor

1938 | Samuel Twybill Shaw

Recipients:

Document information

Document permalink:
http://salmagundi.org/awards/?p=86000

Digital-born document number:
SAL.2021.86000

Record birth date:
January 1, 1938

Last updated: August 1, 2023 at 17:26 pm

Shopping Cart
Close
Cart
  • No products in the cart.
Your cart is currently empty.
Please add some products to your shopping cart before proceeding to checkout.