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The Hispanic Society of America granted the Sorolla medal to Mr. Rodrigo Uría for his contribution to the conservation of art and Hispanic culture Saturday, October 7, 2006

The Hispanic Society of America granted the Sorolla medal to Mr. Rodrigo Uría for his contribution to the conservation of art and Hispanic culture.

The Hispanic Society of America granted the Sorolla medal to Mr. Rodrigo Uría for his contribution to the conservation of art and Hispanic culture

Other award winners of the Sorolla medal this year include Lidya Sada de González from Mexico, who has received further acclaim in her home country for her work in museums and art institutions, and the philanthropist couple Carmen Ana and Joseph A. Unanue.

The first time the medal was awarded dates back to 1924, thereafter it was awarded - although not periodically - until 1988, when HM Queen Sofía of Spain received the award. In 2005 the patronage of the Hispanic Society decided to grant the prize annually and the Sorolla medal was awarded to the president of the PRISA group, Jesús de Polanco.

The name of the award pays tribute to the painter Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida, who was one of the most renown Spanish painters of the time, as well as a personal friend of the founder of the Society. The symbolic prize awarded - a medal representing a one cent coin with an image of Lincoln on one of its sides - was created by sculptor Victor David Brenner, who was commissioned by the president of the United States Theodore Roosevelt. Since its foundation, the Hispanic Society has promoted the study of Spanish art and culture and its influence in Latin America and around the world. The collections and library of the Hispanic Society include more than 750,000 items, a compilation unparalleled in scope and quality outside the Iberian Peninsula.

 

 

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