The Leslie+Lohman Museum Lifetime Achievement Award Original sculpture
by Douglas Holtquist
Established in 2006 the Leslie+Lohman Museumn Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded by the Board of Directors. The original design of the award was commissioned by Charles Leslie and Fritz Lohman. It was executed by Douglas Holtquist. It is custom cast in clear polished Marplex by Ranieri Sculpture Casting of Long Island City, NY, and engraved by Academy Engraving in NYC. It is unique in that each award is cast from the original mould.
The award is engraved with the following words:
The Leslie+Lohman Gay Art Foundation [year] Lifetime Achievement Award to [artists name] for his/her Incalculable Contribution to Gay Art.
It is an occasional award given upon the following principles:
1. One must be at least 60 years of age.
2. One must have a bona fide history of creating art pertinent to the LGBT experience.
3. It is awarded by the Foundation only when it becomes obvious there is a deserving candidate, therefore it may not be awarded every year.
4. It is usually awarded to artists who have had a significant history with Leslie/Lohman but exceptions may be made.
To date the following three artists have been honored…
2010 - The. Titolo (b. 1928)
2007 - Delmas Howe (b. 1938)
2006 - Peter Flinsch (1920 - 2010)