The Award is a silver and bronze sculpture
made by artist Corrado Gambotti.
Since 2010 the award have been made and donated by the artist Maurizio Fusari.
Corrado Gambotti (Turin 1922 - Pavone Canavese 2011) since his youth
he warmed to Natural History and, after completing his education
in Architecture and Fine Arts, he took up his great passion: Taxidermy,
which be perfected and improved by modernizing it through innovative
techniques, and it was a short step to pass from that to the creation
of bronzes of the most various animals. By exploiting his knowledge
of compared anatomy of wild animals all over the world, he created
his works by reflecting their specific and anatomic peculiarities.
In the eighties Gambotti moved to Vancouver (Canada), where be
stryed five years preparing for the Turin Museum of Sciences
a collection of the Great Fauna of North America which was displayed
in the museum.
Some of this bronze and other works are shown in various galleries,
in the main Italian museums as well as in numerous important
private Italian and foreign collections; since 1991 until 2010, he has
created bronze medallions portraying animals of the whole world
which the S.C.I. - Italian Chapter - gives to its members as
presents every year.