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

  • Joseph E. Renier, American Heart Association Medal for Distinguished Service (design for obverse), 1952 or 1956, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Renier, 1967.93.62

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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.

Title
American Heart Association Medal for Distinguished Service (design for obverse)
Artist
Founder
Date
1952 or 1956
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
3 in. (7.7 cm.) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Renier

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Emblem – heart
  • Object – other – torch
Object Number
1967.93.62
Palette
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