The honorees for 2018
Peter Harrison (1716-1775)
With the creation of the first Neo-Palladian temple front at Redwood Library and Athenaeum (1748) in Newport, Rhode Island, Peter Harrison introduced an academic classicism to American architecture derived from the careful study of historic models.
John Singleton Copley (1738-1815)
America's premier 18th century painter, Copley's portraits of Boston's great figures of the American Revolution and his history paintings display extraordinary drama and technical ability.
Charles Bullfinch (1763-1844)
Working both in his native Boston and Washington, DC, Charles Bullfinch was a national figure in American architecture noted for the order, harmony and restrained order of his classical buildings.
Daniel Chester French (1850-1931)
Renowned for his sculpture of Abraham Lincoln, the highly acclaimed artist Daniel Chester French also created the Minute Man monument in Concord, Massachusetts, endowing American sculpture with a classical heroicism and pathos.
Beatrix Farrand (1872-1959)
Referring to herself as a "landscape gardener," Beatrix Farrand was a pioneer in the art of landscape design in work for the Rockefeller's on Mount Desert, Maine, campuses such as Yale University and in her role as one of the eleven founding members of the American Society of Landscape Architects.