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Mark Hopkins Medal

1963 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 1967.93.42 Not currently on view


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Joseph Renier created this medal for the Hall of Fame for Great Americans at New York University. Mark Hopkins was an 1824 graduate of Williams College, a professor from 1830 to 1887, and the college’s president from 1836 to 1872. For the reverse of this medal, Renier noted that he wanted to portray “The teacher and the pupil close to the beauties of Nature---talking, thinking, discussing from the book of experience---the future before them both.”

Keywords

Figure group - male

Landscape - tree

Object - written matter - book

Occupation - education - teacher

Portrait male - Hopkins, Mark - bust

Recreation - leisure - reading

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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