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Business
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The History of Medallic Art Company

Henry Weil, a highly respected French sculptor living in New York City, began working in the art of the medal in 1900. He formed the Medallic Art Company in 1903. Through the years, the company has reproduced bas relief work of some of the most famous 20th century American sculptors including: Augustus Saint Gaudens, Daniel Chester French (Lincoln Memorial), Herbert Adams, Gutzon Borglum (Mount Rushmore), Lorado Taft and many others. Medallic Art has been privileged to produce many of the important medals and awards in the United States, including the Pulitzer Prize, Congressional Medal of Honor, National Medal of Science, President‘s Medal for Freedom, the Newbery and Caldecott Medals, the Inaugural medals for eleven U.S. presidents and many, many others. Additionally, Medallic Art has produced portrait medals of well known civic and community leaders as well as commemorative pieces for major corporations, foundations and associations.
Medallic Art grew in size and prestige in New York before moving to Danbury, Conn., in 1972. It relocated to Sioux Falls, S.D., in 1991 and to Dayton, Nev., in 1997 where it resides in its own 115,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facilities, just minutes from the famous Comstock Lode silver mines and the beautiful, world-renowned Lake Tahoe.
(http://www.medallic.com/whymedallicart.htm)
Date Born/Established
1900
Place Of Birth
New York/New York/United States of America/North America

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