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Eloise Payne Luquer Medal


Eloise Payne Luquer Medal

is awarded for special achievement in the field of botany which may include medical research, the fine arts, or education. The interpretation of the award is to be elastic and imaginative.

History: It was designed in 1949 by sculptor Chester Beach and presented and endowed by the Bedford Garden Club, Bedford Hills, New York, in memory of their distinguished member, Eloise Payne Luquer.
Previous recipients include botanist and medical researcher John
Nash Ott (1963), horticulturist, conservationist, and author Dr. E. Lucy Braun 91966), artist and writer Cherie Pettit (2005), and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (2007.)

Eligibility: Members or non-members

Presentation: May be annual

Selection: By the Awards Committee

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