From the National Arts Club:
The President, The Board of Governors, and The Fine Arts Committee of The National Arts Club present The Medal of Honor for Achievement in Fine Arts to Lois Dodd.
“Lois Dodd paints with an insistent, sometimes daring economy,” says Robert Smith of The New York Times. “She has spent some 60 years making images of her immediate surroundings and each painting seems to go emphatically as far as she thinks it should and no further. No frills attached. Her paintings hold your attention. While they seduce your eye with light and color, they challenge it with an assortment of brushstrokes, spatial complexities and compositional quirks, teetering in different ways on the cusp between abstract and representational.”