Three distinguished artists have been selected to judge submissions to NEH's competition for a new National Humanities Medal.
George R. Anthonisen is a figurative sculptor in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. His works are in the permanent collections of the U.S. Capitol, Hall of Columns; World Health Organization in Geneva; New York's Carnegie Hall; James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, PA; Center for Interfaith Relations in Louisville, KY; and the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia, PA, among others. In 1971, the U.S. Department of the Interior appointed Anthonisen as sculptor-inresidence of the Augustus Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, New Hampshire. He is also the recipient of an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from Ursinus College in Pennsylvania, to which he has bequeathed his entire collection of sculpture, frescoes, drawings, and archival materials.
Chunghi Choo, jewelry designer and metalsmith, is the F. Wendell Miller Distinguished Professor of Art at the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History. She has pioneered the use of nonconventional materials in her work, which can be found in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, American Craft Museum in New York, Art Institute of Chicago, Victoria & Albert Museum in London, Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, Museum für Kunsthandwerk in Frankfurt, and Det Danske Kunstindustrimuseets in Copenhagen. …