Wetmore Leadership in the Fine Arts Award

In an effort to recognize and acknowledge individual artists, patrons and institutions that have made a difference in the arts in America, the Portrait Society has established three awards. The Wetmore Leadership in the Fine Arts award, established in 2004, is an honor that recognizes the indispensable contributions for those who are supporters and promoters of the arts. It is one of the highest honors the Portrait Society presents each year.

2004- Dr. Alan Fern

2004- Dr. Alan Fern

Director, National Portrait Gallery

2005- Raymond Nasher

2005- Raymond Nasher

Art Patron and Founder of Nasher Sculpture Center

2006- Wilhelmina C. Holladay

2006- Wilhelmina C. Holladay

Co-Founder of the National Museum of Women in the Arts

2007- Marc Pachter

2007- Marc Pachter

Director, National Portrait Gallery

2008- George Weymouth

2008- George Weymouth

Founder of Brandywine Museum of Art

2009- Artists' Fellowship, Inc.

2009- Artists' Fellowship, Inc.

2009- Louis Zona

2009- Louis Zona

Director of The Butler Institute of American Art

2010- Iris Cantor

2010- Iris Cantor

Art Patron

2012- Derek Gillman

2012- Derek Gillman

Barnes Foundation

2015- Richard Ormond

2015- Richard Ormond

Former Museum Director and Author

2016- Sir John Leighton

2016- Sir John Leighton

Director-General of the National Galleries of Scotland

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to further the traditions of fine art portraiture and figurative art. 

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