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American Heart Association Medal for Distinguished Service (design for obverse)

1952 or 1956 Joseph E. Renier Born: Union Hill, New Jersey 1887 Died: New York, New York 1966 Medallic Art Company (Founder) bronze 3 in. (7.7 cm.) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Joseph Renier 1967.93.62 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 46A, Drawer 3


Luce Center Label

The American Heart Association was established in 1924 to educate the public about heart disease prevention. The trademark torch in Joseph Renier’s medal is still used today by the AHA and was designed in 1924 by the wife of John Wyckoff, an association board member.

Keywords

Emblem - heart

Object - other - torch

sculpture - medal

metal - bronze

relief

About Joseph E. Renier

Born: Union Hill, New Jersey 1887 Died: New York, New York 1966

About Medallic Art Company

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