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
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.