It is my pleasure to announce that Prof Hirohisa Yaguchi and Mr Roy Osborne have been selected as the recipients of, respectively, the AIC Judd Award 2019 and the AIC CADE Award 2019. The AIC Deane B. Judd Award is to recognise work of international importance in the fields of colour perception, colour measurement, and/or colour technology.
The AIC Award for Colour in Art, Design and Environment (CADE) is established to recognise those who excel in the areas of design, art, architecture and humanities.
Both awards are given every two years. The selection of the awards is an arduous procedure that includes nominations by AIC regular members and analysis of antecedents of the nominees by a panel composed of past presidents and previous recipients of the award. I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to all the nominators who put forward very strong nominations and to the two Award Selection Panels for their input and kind cooperation.
Hirohisa Yaguchi is Professor Emeritus at Chiba University. He got his PhD at Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1980. In 1982, he moved to National Research Council Canada. He moved to Chiba University in 1982, and retired from Professor in 2016. He was the Steering Committee Chair of the midterm meeting of AIC2015 Tokyo. Also, he served as an Executive Committee Member of AIC from 2002 to 2005.
Roy Osborne has sustained a deep interest in colour since studying art in 1966-70. He has contributed to some 20 books on colour, starting with 'Lights and Pigments' (1980). For 30 years he taught studio art, as well as presenting over 2,000 lectures at over 200 institutions worldwide. In 2003 he was awarded the Turner Medal of the Colour Group (Great Britain).
Prof Tien-Rein Lee, AIC President, will formally present the awards to Prof Yaguchi and Mr Osborne at the award ceremony to be held at AIC2019 in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 17 October 2019.
I hope you will make plans to attend AIC 2019 and join me to extend your personal congratulations to Hiro and Roy.
AIC Vice President