Lee Hutt

The John Sisko medal is presented in memory of an extraordinary Fellow and friend of NSS, John Sisko, for distinguished service to Sculpture through programs sponsored by the National Sculpture Society. The Honors and Awards Committee nominated Lee Hutt, and the Board enthusiastically agreed. NSS Board Member, Janice Mauro says, “To view Lee’s sculptural work is always exhilarating. It is clear to me that her devotion to the essence of life is expressed in ever changing, exquisitely presented creations.”

Lee’s love of the classical traditions in art was encouraged when she studied painting as an undergraduate in Belgium. Pursuing a course in psychology, Lee received a Masters from Columbia University. Combining her skill as an artist with her understanding of the psychology of people, Lee made a natural transition to portraiture and to the figure. She continued studying sculpture at the New School, and at Mount Holyoke College and Lyme Academy when she moved to New England. She continually expands her approach, methods, and expression in her work.

In addition to creating magnific works of sculpture, Lee Hutt is a longtime and highly valued NSS member. She has served on the board of directors and worked tirelessly on various committees over several years. She always keeps an open mind and works toward what is best for sculptors and Sculpture, while honoring the long tradition of excellence that the National Sculpture Society seeks to uphold. She has been an agent of positive change and is a constant source of inspiration and support to the rest of us.