Art advocate Helen Sloan receives medal
Vol. 17, No. 13Dec. 4, 1997

Art advocate Helen Sloan receives medal

Helen SloanHelen Sloan with Damie Stillman, art history

Helen Sloan, a longstanding advocate for arts education and the widow of noted American painter John Sloan, was honored with the University's Medal of Distinction at an informal ceremony Nov. 12 at the President's House.

A generous benefactor, Sloan has given the University works on paper by recognized Old Masters, significant 19th-century European artists and those by important American artists, including her late husband.

She also has been active in advising and working with University master's and doctoral degree candidates whose research focuses on American art of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

In presenting the award, President David P. Roselle said, "Her generosity has had a significant impact on the fine arts and cultural lives of faculty and students at the University of Delaware."

The Medal of Distinction is presented to individuals who have made humanitarian, cultural, intellectual or scientific contributions to society, have achieved noteworthy success in their professions or have given significant service to the community, state or region.

Photos by Jack Buxbaum