Medal of Honor Awarded to David N. Pincus
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Medal of Honor Awarded to David N. Pincus

It is with deep sadness that we recognize the passing of David N. Pincus — art patron, humanitarian, philanthropist and Fairmount Park Art Association Trustee for 40 years. Earlier this month, the Board awarded Mr. Pincus our Medal of Honor, in celebration of his extraordinary contributions to the public environment of Philadelphia.

Click here to read the Inquirer’s front page article on December 22, 2011.

 

FAIRMOUNT PARK ART ASSOCIATION

Medal of Honor to

David N. Pincus

Art Patron, Humanitarian, Philanthropist

Philanthropist David Pincus with artist Mark di Suvero in front of "Iroquois" on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philanthropist David Pincus (right) with artist Mark di Suvero (left) in front of Iroquois. Photo by Greg Benson © 2007 for the Association for Public Art.

 

We recognize your extraordinary contributions to the public environment of Philadelphia. Your support of art and artists has guided your gifts of Mark di Suvero’s magnificent Iroquois to the Fairmount Park Art Association and Claus Oldenburg’s landmark Giant Three-Way Plug to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Most important, according to your wishes, the placement of these sculptures outdoors makes them accessible for all to enjoy. Your delight in bringing joy to children is manifest in your support of the Smith Memorial Playground in West Fairmount Park and Uncle David’s Universal Playground in South Philadelphia. We hereby honor you for your generosity and special dedication to the public and the public realm.

Related Artworks

Artwork

Iroquois

(1983 – 1999)

by Mark di Suvero (1933 - )

Benjamin Franklin Parkway at Eakins Oval and Spring Garden Street

Mark di Suvero’s monumental Iroquois has a robust energy and physical presence. The abstract sculpture is formed from painted steel I-beams, which are emblematic of the artist’s use of industrial materials.

Artwork

Rock Form (Porthcurno)

(1964)

by Barbara Hepworth (1903 - 1975)

Benjamin Franklin Parkway and 17th Street

One of the 20th century’s most eminent sculptors, Dame Barbara Hepworth created abstract works influenced by natural shapes.

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