The Saint-Gaudens Medal was established in 1988 and is awarded from time to time to “such persons who, by their talents and beneficence, have made a distinguished contribution to the arts in America in the high tradition of Augustus Saint-Gaudens.” Our practice is to award the medal to those whose efforts have added to our knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of Saint-Gaudens and the Cornish Colony.
The Saint-Gaudens Medal has been given 11 times in the past 32 years. The silver medal pictured above was designed in 1992 by artist Robert W. White (1921–2002). Bobby White was a long-time trustee of the Saint-Gaudens Memorial and a grandson of the architect Stanford White, who frequently collaborated with Saint-Gaudens.
Wanda M. Corn, art historian
Dartmouth College Library
David McCullough, historian and author
James B. Atkinson, historian and author
Earl A. Powell, III, Director, National Gallery of Art
Rosamond Putnam, arts advocate
Eric Lagercrantz, donor
Robert W. White, sculptor
Burke Wilkinson, author
Charles A Platt, architect and artist
Walker Hancock, sculptor
Lincoln Kirstein, author and arts advocate