guido veroi (1926 – 2013)
The Italian sculptor, medalist and coin designer, Guido Veroi, has past away. For many years he exhibited in FIDEM congresses.
CESARE JOHNSON (1914 – 2013)
At the end of a long life enriched by cultural interest and family care Cesare Johnson passed away on 20 January 2013 at the age of 99.
His life was dedicated to medal art, his own factory Johnson Medaglie and collecting medals. He was a very important personality in the field of culture of medal art. His studies about medals from the 15th to the end of the 19th century have been published in five illustrated volumes.
A dedicated member of FIDEM and delegate for Italy, he organized an unforgettable FIDEM Congress in Florence in 1983. He participated in many congresses showing the work of important contemporary Italian artists.
He was the President of the Italian Numismatic Society for many years, and an active supporter of any improvement in medal art: associations of medal art, as AIAM and local fellowship, and the school of art in the Castello Sforzesco in Milan.
del newbigging (1934-2012)
After struggling with cancer, the Canadian sculptor, medal artist and author of childrens books, Del Newbigging passed away on the 23 August 2012. He was born in Ontario and achieved a Bachelor of Arts. His first sculpor teacher was Dora de Pedery Hunt.
Del was between 2000 and 2007 the Canadian delegate for FIDEM. He exhibited art medals at FIDEM congresses since 2000. He was the founder and the first presidentof MASC (Medallic Art Society of Canada).
Maria Lugossy (1950-2012)
has died after some years of heavy sufferings from a brain-tumour. She has been a member of FIDEM since 1979 and was awarded with the Grand Prix in London in 1992.
She was very talented, kind and successfull sculptor and medallist. She was very innovative in art, very cooperating in all of her connections: as leader, as organizer, as collegue and as friend. Her deadh is a great loss for medal-art, for sculptors, for our artist organizations, for her family, for friends, and for me as well.