National medal of arts


An award created by the U.S. Congress in 1984 to honor artists and artist patrons. Selections are made by a committee of the National Endowment for the Arts, and presentations are made by Presidents of the United States. Sculptor Robert Graham designed the Medal. Recipients include Louise Nevelson, Georgia O'Keeffe, Andrew Wyeth, Jasper Johns and Willem de Kooning. Source: