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 Not currently on view
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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.
Emblem - heart
Object - other - torch
sculpture - medal
metal - bronze