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Cuhaj to Participate in Samuel Dorsky Symposium Honoring Marcel Jovine
March 02, 2009

The Annual Samuel Dorsky Symposium on Sculpture will this year feature tributes to Marcel Jovine.

Dr. Alan M. Stahl, curator of medals at Princeton University was asked to give a presentation on the ANS's 125 Anniversary Medal, and as he has a conflict, and he has asked me to give his presentation and add my recolations as a member of the Ad-hoc committee for the medal.

The name of Marcel Jovine (1921-2003) should be familiar to U.S. commemorative coin collectors, as he designed the Constitution Bicentennial Gold, as well as the rverse for the 1988 Olympic Gold.

However for the common man he has a very successful career design toy models - the Visible Man and the Visible Woman are examples as well as as the Blessed Event doll for Ideal and a series of Avon bottles. For the uncommon man he sculpted bronze race horses (such as the 1978 triple crown winner Affirmed) for the owners.

The Symposium will take blace at the Time & Life Building, Rockefeller Center, 1271 Avenue of the Americas (at 50th St.) 2nd Floor, from 9-6, with a light break.

To make reservations call (212) 764-5645 Ex. 10.


Donald M. Reynolds, Director, The Monuments Conservancy, New York City

Donald Scarinci, Founding Partner of Scarinci Hollenbeck, Fellow of the American Numismatic Society (ANS), member of the Saltus Award Committee, Trustee of Medal Collectors of America, advisor the United States Mint, Lyndhurst, NJ

Dick (D. Wayne) Johnson, Curator of Numismatic Art, Belskie Museum; editor of MCAdvisors Collector's Guides and Checklists, Co-Founder Signature Art Medals, Torrington, CT

Alan Stahl, Curator of Medals, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Joseph Sciame, Commendatore, Order of Merit of Savoy, American Delegation of Savoy Orders; National President, Order Sons of Italy in America; Vice-President for Community Relations, St. Johns University; New Hyde Park, N. Y.

Hugo Greco, Founder, Hugo Greco Industries, Bethel, CT

Gwen Pier, Executive Director, National Sculpture Society, New York City

Karen Worth, Sculptor, Orangeburg, NY

Peter Cozzolino, Sculptor, Sharon Springs, NY

Amanullah Haiderzad, Sculptor, Staten Island, NY

Frederick Stampa, Artist, Cliffside, NJ

See you there !


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About the Author
George Cuhaj has been with the Krause Publications numismatic team since 1994. He is editor of the various editions of the Standard Catalog of World Coins and the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Prior to joining KP, Cuhaj was employed by the American Numismatic Society and Stack's Rare Coins, both of New York City. He is a Fellow in both the Royal Numismatic Society and the American Numismatic Society. He also is a life member and past board member of the International Bank Note Society. Cuhaj was elected an Allied Professional Member of the National Sculpture Society and has had his medallic work exhibited internationally.

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