Gertrude Katherine Lathrop
Born in Albany, New York. Attended the Art Students League. Received J. Sanford Saltus award medal in 1950. In 1973 she received the ANA Numismatic Art Award for Excellence in Medallic Art. Resident of Falls Village, Connecticut, at the time of death.
She designed the Albany Charter half dollar struck in 1936 and the New Rochelle, New York, half dollar struck in 1938.
The executor of her estate ordered that her possessions be taken to the local dump. A campaign by a local newspaperman saved them and they have been dispursed.
bio: CCUS; Fielding; P-F; WWA 84; WWAW 72; WWWAmArt 91-92;
profile: CW 7/14/2008 (photo)Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies