Abbott Miller Honored by The Cooper Union
Abbott Miller has been chosen as the 2009 recipient of the Augustus Saint-Gaudens Award for Professional Achievement, presented annually to a graduate of The Cooper Union School of Art by the college’s Alumni Association.
The award is named after one of America’s most respected sculptors, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, a 1861 Cooper grad whose first major commission was the monument to the Civil War Admiral David Glasgow Farragut that sits in Madison Square Park across from Pentagram’s New York office.
Established in 1962, the award’s previous recipients include Daniel Libeskind, Shigeru Ban, Ricardo Scofidio and Elizabeth Diller, Eva Hesse, Alex Katz, Philip Taaffe, George Segal, John Hejduk, Milton Glaser and Seymour Chwast, among others. The award will be presented in a ceremony in April.