The Artist – Mico Kaufman

“Many of us strive for heights that few can dream of, and fewer still attain. The Enterprise Bank leadership team, inspired by their personal experience, felt moved to recognize those who in their own successful struggle encourage each of us to attain. As a sculptor, I felt privileged to be entrusted with the creation of this award that reflects that struggle and its subsequent success.” – Mico Kaufman

Mr. Kaufman, who hailed from Tewksbury, Massachusetts, was considered one of the premier medalists of his time. He designed inaugural medals for Presidents Gerald R. Ford, Ronald W. Reagan, and George H. W. Bush.

Mr. Kaufman’s works of public art include the Homage to Women in Lowell, Massachusetts; a Tribute to Composer Claude Debussy at UMASS Lowell; his Claude Debussy can also be found in Saint Germain en Laye, France, the birth place of Debussy; the Rouses Monument at J.F.K. Plaza in Lowell; and Water – a statue of Helen Keller with her teacher, Annie Sullivan – in Tewksbury, Massachusetts. Mr. Kaufman studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome and Florence. He passed away in December 2016 at the age of 92.