National Medal of Arts Winners 40 years old

People with National Medal of Arts


Name Title
Aaron Copland American politician
Agnes de Mille American dancer
Agnes Martin American artist
Al Hirschfeld Caricaturist
Al Pacino American actor
Alan Lomax American folklorist and musicologist
Alfred Eisenstaedt American photojournalist
Allen Toussaint Musician
Alwin Nikolais American choreographer
André Watts American pianist
Andrew Wyeth Realist painter
Angela Lansbury Actress singer television producer writer
Ann Hamilton Actress
Armand Hammer Entrepreneur
Arthur Mitchell Actor
B. Gerald Cantor American businessman
Barbara Handman
Bella Lewitzky American dancer
Benny Carter American jazz alto saxophonist clarinetist trumpeter composer arranger and bandleader
Betty Carter Jazz singer songwriter
Beverly Cleary American children's writer
Beverly Sills opera soprano
Bill Monroe Actor
Bill T. Jones American artist and dancer
Billy Taylor American jazz musician and composer
Billy Wilder Austrian-born Jewish-American journalist screenwriter film director and producer
Bob Dylan American rock and folk musician
Bob Hope English entertainer
Brooke Astor Socialite writer Philanthropist
Buddy Guy American blues guitarist and singer
Cab Calloway American singer and bandleader
Carlisle Floyd American composer
Catherine Filene Shouse American philanthropist
Celia Cruz Cuban-American singer and entertainer
Charles Close British geographer
Charles Coles American dancer
Chuck Close American artist
Clint Eastwood Actor director film producer composer politician
Czesław Miłosz Poet
Dan Kiley American landscape architect
Dave Brubeck American musician composer
David Diamond Writer
Dizzy Gillespie Jazz trumpeter
Doc Watson (baseball) American baseball player
Dolly Parton Singer-songwriter actress musician businesswoman
Donald Hall American writer
Dorothy Buffum Chandler Family Member
Dorothy DeLay American musician
Earl Scruggs American bluegrass musician
Eddy Arnold American country music artist

National Medal of Arts (40 years)

  • Inception: Sunday, January 01, 1984