Penton Medal (1922)
Images from Medallic Art Co., used with permission
The Penton Medal was redesigned in 1922 (also by Rebeck) as a 3 inch plaquette. The exact reason for the redesign is unknown. The plaquette was also struck by the Medallic Art Company, but this time in bronze only. 1922 was also the last year the medal was awarded. Rebeck won the medal that year for his “Portrait Head of Charles C.”
Both 1919 and 1922 medals were exhibited at the Exhibition of American Sculpture held in New York City by the National Sculpture Society in 1923.
“Medals Given for Cleveland Art Displays,” Cleveland Plain Dealer. Found in the Cleveland Institute of Art Scrapbook, June 22, 1919.
“Presentation of the Penton Medals,” Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art. July 1919, p. 112.
“Cleveland’s Greatest Sculptor Resumes Studio,” Cleveland Topics, July 5, 1919.
Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art. September-October, 1919, p. 132.
Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art. December 1919, p. 162.
Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art. May 1922.
“Stephen A. Rebeck and Works on Sculpture.” Fine Arts Review. April 1923, p. 4-6, 23.
Exhibition of American Sculpture Catalogue. New York: National Sculpture Society, 1923, p. 205, 310, 361.
Also thanks to Dick Johnson who provided information on the Medallic Art Company medals.