New York, March 10, 2023 – The American Academy of Arts and Letters announces the names of eight artists who will receive this year’s awards in art. The Academy’s 300 members proposed candidates for the awards, and a committee of artists selected the winners. This year’s award committee members were Mel Chin, Charles Gaines, Ann Hamilton, Joan Jonas, Judy Pfaff, and Amy Sillman.
Five Arts and Letters Awards in Art of $10,000 to honor and encourage creative work.
Inaugurated in 2013, the Jacob Lawrence Award of $10,000 recognizes outstanding achievement in the visual arts.
Inaugurated in 2013, the Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Award of $10,000 recognizes outstanding achievement in the visual arts.
Award for Painting
An award of $10,000 awarded annually since 1960 to a young painter of distinction.
The American Academy of Arts and Letters was founded in 1898 as an honor society of the country’s leading architects, artists, composers, and writers. The Academy’s 300 members are elected for life and pay no dues. In addition to electing new members as vacancies occur, the Academy seeks to foster and sustain an interest in Literature, Music, and the Fine Arts by administering over 70 awards and prizes totaling more than $1 million, exhibiting art and manuscripts, funding performances of new works of musical theater, purchasing artwork for donation to museums across the country, and presenting talks and concerts.
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