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Richard A. Masters – Designer, Artistic Infusion Program

Artistic Infusion Program

Richard A. Masters


Richard Masters is a professor of art at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. He studied design and drawing at the University of Iowa, graduating with a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1990. His exhibition record includes five solo shows and over fifty national and international juried exhibitions since 1997. During this period, his work has been critically recognized many times, including eight Best of Show awards. He has published an article for the Journal of Design and Technology, a periodical published by Design Net of Seoul, South Korea, and has been the recipient of numerous research grants from his university. As an inaugural member of the Artistic Infusion Program, Mr. Masters has been assisting the United States Mint with the creation of new designs for coins and medals since 2004. Born in Iowa, he currently resides with his wife in Wisconsin.

Coin Design Credits

  • 2015 U.S. Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program – Silver obverse
  • 2014 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Lou Hoover reverse
  • 2013 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Helen Taft reverse
  • 2013 5-Star Generals Commemorative Coin Program – Silver obverse
  • 2012 Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coin Program – Gold reverse
  • 2011 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Julia Grant reverse
  • 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Coin Program – Silver reverse
  • 2011 United States Army Commemorative Coin Program – Silver obverse
  • 2011 Native American $1 Coin Program (Wampanoag Treaty) – reverse
  • 2009 District of Columbia and U.S. Territories Quarters Program – Northern Mariana Islands – reverse
  • 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial One Cent Coin Program (Birth and Early Childhood in Kentucky) – reverse
  • 2007 Little Rock Central High School Desegregation Silver Dollar Commemorative Coin Program – obverse
  • 2006 50 State Quarters® Program – Nebraska reverse

Medal Design Credits:

  • Professor Muhammad Yunus Congressional Medal Program – reverse
  • Presidential Bronze Medal Program - George W. Bush 2nd Term – reverse
  • Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Medals Program – Comanche Nation – obverse

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