Joseph E. Renier, American Heart Association Medal, 1952 or 1956, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Renier, 1967.93.38
The American Heart Association was established in 1924 to educate the public about heart disease prevention. The two figures in Joseph Renier's design represent cooperation between science and industry in creating medical and pharmaceutical advances. The rising sun in the background symbolizes the hope of a future without heart disease.
American Heart Association Medal
- 1952 or 1956
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- Not on view.
2 7/8 in. (7.4 cm) diam.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Mrs. Joseph Renier
- Mediums Description
- Emblem – heart
- Architecture Interior – science – laboratory
- Figure group – male
- Occupation – medicine – doctor
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