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Michael Gaudioso

Michael Gaudioso

Medallic Sculptor
United States Mint

Michael Gaudioso is a graduate of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He earned his Master of Fine Arts from the New York Academy Graduate School of Figurative Art in New York City. From 1995 to 1999, he studied sculpture at the prestigious Repin Institute in St. Petersburg, Russia. He is a classically trained draftsman and sculptor and has taught figure drawing at Villanova University. Prior to joining the United States Mint’s sculpting engraving department in 2009, Gaudioso worked as a master painter and designer for America’s oldest and largest stained glass studio, Willet Hauser. He resides in South Philadelphia with his wife and daughter.

Coin Sculpting and Design Credits:

  • 2013 Presidential $1 Coin – William Howard Taft obverse (sculpt)
  • 2013 5-Star Generals Commemorative Coin gold obverse (sculpt)
  • 2012 First Spouse Gold Coin – Frances Cleveland (term 1) reverse (sculpt)
  • 2012 First Spouse Gold Coin – Caroline Harrison obverse (sculpt)
  • 2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar obverse (sculpt)
  • 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters® Program – El Yunque National Forest reverse (sculpt)
  • 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Program – Olympic National Park reverse (sculpt)
  • 2011 U.S. Army Commemorative Coin silver obverse (sculpt)
  • 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Coin gold reverse (sculpt)
  • 2011 First Spouse Gold Coin – Julia Grant obverse (sculpt)
  • 2011 First Spouse Gold Coin – Lucretia Garfield reverse (design and sculpt)

Medal Sculpting Credit:

  • 2011 Montford Point Marines Congressional Gold Medal obverse (design and sculpt)
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