New York, NY, March 12, 2013 – The American Academy of Arts and Letters will hold its annual induction and award ceremony in mid–May. Henry N. Cobb, president of the Academy, will conduct the presentation of awards in architecture, art, literature, and music. Secretary of the Academy, Billie Tsien, will induct three new members into the 250-person organization: artists Richard Tuttle and Terry Winters, and writer Ward Just. President Cobb will induct Bob Dylan to American Honorary membership, and writer Damon Galgut, architect Rafael Moneo and artist Luc Tuymans to Foreign Honorary membership. Michael Chabon will deliver the Blashfield Foundation Address, titled “Rock ‘n’ Roll.” An exhibition of art, architecture, books, and manuscripts by new members and recipients of awards will be on view in the Academy’s galleries from May 16 to June 9.
Newly Elected Members of the Academy
American Honorary Member
Foreign Honorary Members
Writer Ward Just was born in Waukegan, Illinois, in 1935, and educated at Trinity College, Hartford, CT. He has published the following novels: A Soldier of the Revolution, 1970; Stringer, 1974; Nicholson at Large, 1975; A Family Trust, 1978; In the City of Fear, 1982; The American Blues, 1984; The American Ambassador, 1987; Jack Gance, 1989; The Translator, 1991; Ambition & Love, 1994; Echo House, 1997; A Dangerous Friend, 1999; The Weather in Berlin, 2002; An Unfinished Season, 2004; Forgetfulness, 2006; Exiles In The Garden, 2009; and Rodin’s Debutante, 2011.
Artist Richard Tuttle was born in Rahway, New Jersey, in 1941, and educated at Trinity College, Hartford, CT. He has had recent solo exhibitions at The Drawing Center, New York, NY, 2004; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2005; Des Moines Art Center, 2005; Dallas Museum of Art, 2006; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 2007; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2007; Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, 2005; Brooke Alexander, New York, NY, 2005; Nyehaus, New York, NY, 2006; FRAC, Auvergne, France, 2006; Domaine de Kerguehennec, Bignan, France, 2006; FRAC, Haute Normandie, Sotteville les Rouen, France, 2006; Jurgen Becker, Hamburg, 2006; Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2007; Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2007; and Annemarie Verna Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland, 2008.
Artist Terry Winters was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1949, and educated at Pratt Institute. He has had recent solo exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, 2001; White Cube 2, London, UK, 2002; Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA, 2004; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, 2004; Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, 2007; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, 2009; Jablonka Galerie Böhm Chapel, Hürth, Germany, 2010; and Patrick De Brock Gallery, Knokke-Zoute, Belgium, 2008, 2012.
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