1995 National Medal of Arts, Washington, D.C.
1995 Kyoto Prize, Inamori Foundation, Kyoto, Japan.
1993 Amici de Barcelona, from Mayor Pasqual Maragall, L’Alcalde de Barcelona, Spain.
1992 Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
1991 Creative Arts Award in Painting, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts.
1989 American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy. Artist in Residence.
1979 American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York.
1977 Skowhegan Medal for Painting, Skowhegan School, Skowhegan, Maine.
Honorary Doctorates in Fine Art:
1996 The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
1993 Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom.
1990 The State University of New Jersey, Rutgers.
1989 Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.
1988 The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
1977 California Institute of Fine Arts, Valencia, California.