Hall of Fame Honorees

Each year the Pastel Society of America selects an outstanding artist to be included as a Hall of Fame Honoree to honor his or her special achievements in pastel painting. The announcement is made during the Pastel Society of America’s Annual Exhibition and the honoree’s paintings are exhibited prominently during the exhibition. The following artists have been honored.

  • 1978 Daniel Chester French +
  • 1978 Flora B. Giffuni PSA Founder & President +
  • 1979 Mary Cassatt +
  • 1980 Robert Brackman PSA, NA, AWS +
  • 1981 Robert Phillipp PSA, NA +
  • 1982 Ivan Olinsky NA +
  • 1983 Daniel E. Greene PSA, NA, AWS
  • 1984 Emily Guthrie Smith PSA
  • 1985 William Merritt Chase +
  • 1986 Ramon Kelley PSA, AWS
  • 1987 Albert Handell PSA
  • 1988 Gustav Rehberger PSA +
  • 1989 Constance Flavell Pratt PSA
  • 1990 Everett Raymond Kinstler PSA, NA, AWS
  • 1991 Joe Hing Lowe PSA
  • 1991 Burton Silverman PSA, NA, AWS
  • 1993 Harvey Dinnerstein PSA, NA
  • 1994 Lisa M. Specht PSA +
  • 1995 Bettina Steinke PSA +
  • 1996 Frank Zuccarelli PSA +
  • 1997 Richard Pionk PSA +
  • 1998 Foster Caddell PSA
  • 1999 Sidney H. Hermel PSA +
  • 2000 Duane Wakeham PSA
  • 2001 Herman Margulies PSA +
  • 2002 Janet Monafo
  • 2003 Sylvie Cabal, Pierre Tchakhotine
  • 2004 Sigmund Abeles PSA
  • 2005 Claudio Bravo +
  • 2006 Alan Flattmann PSA
  • 2007 Sally Strand PSA
  • 2008 Doug Dawson PSA
  • 2009 Elizabeth Mowry PSA
  • 2010 Richard McKinley PSA
  • 2011 Bill Creevy PSA
  • 2012 Frank Federico PSA
  • 2013 Dan Slapo PSA +
  • 2014 Rae Smith PSA
  • 2015 Bob Gerbracht PSA
  • 2016 Rhoda Yanow PSA-MP
  • 2017 Raine Crawford PSA-MP
  • 2018 Diana DeSantis PSA-MP

+ indicates deceased