Awards & Honors

George Rickey receives the Skowhegan School Painting and Sculpture Medal from Lloyd Goodrich, Advisory Director of the Whitney Museum of Art, New York, NY, 1973
George Rickey receives the Skowhegan School Painting and Sculpture Medal from Lloyd Goodrich, Advisory Director of the Whitney Museum of Art, New York, NY, 1973.
George Rickey receives an honorary doctorate from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy, NY, May 1990
George Rickey receives an honorary doctorate from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy, NY, May 1990.

1960

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Fellowship (renewed 1961)

1968

Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, Berliner Künstlerprogramm (German Academic Exchange Service, Berlin Artists Program), West Germany, stipend, (renewed 1969)

1970

Honorary Degree: Doctor of Fine Arts, Knox College, Galesburg, IL

1972

Honorary Degree: Doctor of Letters, Williams College, Williamstown, MA
Fine Arts Award, American Institute of Architects

1973

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Medal
Dillon Visiting Fellow, Groton School, Groton, MA
Sculpture commissioned by the New York State Council on the Arts for their Annual Award
Honorary Degree: Doctor of Letters, Union College, Schenectady, NY

1974

Honorary Degree: Doctor of Fine Arts, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters

1975

Award for Sculpture, Indiana Arts Commission

1977

Elected Honorary Member of the Indiana Academy
Certificate of Appreciation in Art and Architecture, General Services Administration
Honorary Degree: Doctor of Fine Arts, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, Michigan

1978

Honorary Degree: Doctor of Humane Letters, York University, Toronto, Canada

1979

Creative Arts Award Medal, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

1981

Citation, National Association of Schools of Art

1983

Honorary Degree: Doctor of Fine Arts, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

1986

Honorary Degree: Doctor of Fine Arts, State University of New York at Purchase, Purchase, NY
New York State Governor's Arts Award, Albany, NY
Atlanta Urban Design Commission Award of Excellence, Atlanta, GA

1987

Elected to Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany

1989

City of Concord Design Award, Excellence in Integration of Sculpture and Landscape, Concord, CA

1990

Honorary Degree: Doctor of Fine Arts, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

1993

Verdienstkreuz, 1. Klasse (Order of Merit, First Class) of the Federal Republic of Germany

1995

Gold Medal for Sculpture, American Academy of Arts and Letters

1996

The Lord Provost's Award 1996, City of Glasgow, Scotland, in Recognition of Services to the Visual Arts

1999

Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award, International Sculpture Center, Washington, D.C.

2000

Honorary Degree: Doctor of Fine Arts, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

2002

Kunstpreis Finkenwerder 2002, (Finkenwerder Award), Hamburg, Germany