List of recipients of the National Medal of Arts

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The National Medal of Arts is an award and title created by the United States Congress in 1984, for the purpose of honoring artists and patrons of the arts.wikipedia
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José Ferrer

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In 1985, he received the National Medal of Arts from Ronald Reagan, becoming the first actor to receive that honor.

National Endowment for the Arts

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Nominations are submitted to the National Council on the Arts, the advisory committee of the National Endowment for the Arts, who then submits its recommendations to the White House for the President of the United States to award.
The NEA also manages the National Medal of Arts, awarded annually by the President.

Hallmark Cards

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In 1985, the company was awarded the National Medal of Arts.

Leontyne Price

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Among her many honors are the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1964), the Spingarn Medal (1965), the Kennedy Center Honors (1980), the National Medal of Arts (1985), numerous honorary degrees, and 19 Grammy Awards for operatic and song recitals and full operas, and a special Lifetime Achievement Award in 1989, more than any other classical singer.

Dominique de Menil

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She was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1986.

Saul Bellow

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For his literary work, Bellow was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the Nobel Prize for Literature, and the National Medal of Arts.

Ella Fitzgerald

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Her accolades included fourteen Grammy Awards, the National Medal of Arts, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Marian Anderson

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The recipient of numerous awards and honors, Anderson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1963, the Congressional Gold Medal in 1977, the Kennedy Center Honors in 1978, the National Medal of Arts in 1986, and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1991.

Romare Bearden

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In 1987, Bearden was awarded the National Medal of Arts.

Elma Lewis

She was one of the first recipients of a MacArthur Fellows Grant, in 1981, and received a Presidential Medal for the Arts by President Ronald Reagan in 1983.

David Lloyd Kreeger

David Lloyd Kreeger (1909–1990) was an American art philanthropist, recipient of the 1990 National Medal of Arts Award.

Jasper Johns

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Johns has received many honors throughout his career, including receipt of the National Medal of Arts in 1990, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011.

Kitty Carlisle

Kitty Carlisle Hart
In 1991, she received the National Medal of Arts from President George H. W. Bush.

Walker Hancock

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Hancock was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1989 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1990.

Lewis Mumford

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In 1986, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts.

Eva Le Gallienne

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Le Gallienne was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1986.

Marilyn Horne

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She is a recipient of the National Medal of Arts (1992) and the Kennedy Center Honors (1995).

Elliott Carter

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In 1981, he was awarded the Ernst von Siemens Music Prize, in 1985 the National Medal of Arts.

Robert Rauschenberg

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Rauschenberg was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1993 and the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts in 1995 in recognition of his more than 40 years of artmaking.

Hume Cronyn

Hume Blake CronynHume Cronyn, Jr.
In 1990, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts.

Earl Scruggs

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Scruggs received four Grammy awards, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and a National Medal of Arts.

Merce Cunningham

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Cunningham earned some of the highest honors bestowed in the arts, including the National Medal of Arts and the MacArthur Fellowship.

Ossie Davis

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He and his wife were named to the NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame; were awarded the National Medal of Arts and were recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors.