Distinguished Artist Award Recipients

2017 Anne Azéma | Director of an Ensemble
2016 Alan Lightman | Physicist & Novelist
2015 Gregory Crewdson | Photographer
2014 David Ripley | Bass-Baritone
2013 Edward O. Wilson | Biologist, Theorist, Naturalist & Writer
2012 Ellen Driscoll | Sculpture, Drawing, Installation
2011 Peter Sykes | Organ
2010 Jean Carroon | Preservation Architecture
2009 M. T. Anderson | Author
2008 David Sutherland | Documentary Filmmaker
2007 Gerry Bergstein | Painter
Robert Ferrandini | Painter
2006 Borromeo String Quartet
2005 Gail Mazur | Poet
2004 Michael Beatty | Sculptor
Linda Price-Sneddon | Sculptor
2003 Robert Winter | Musician
2002 Sissela Bok | Author
2001 Jeffrey Keough | Curator
2000 Shirish Korde | Composer
Lee Hyla | Composer
1999 George V. Higgins | Author
1998 Kevin Hawkes | Illustrator
1996 Allan S. Chase | Musician
1995 Stanley Kunitz | Poet
1994 Abelardo Morrell | Photographer
1993 Sanford Sylvan | Musician
1992 John Edgar Wideman | Author
1991 David Wheeler | Artistic Director
1990 Varujan Boghosian | Painter
1989 John Oliver | Choral Director
1988 Annie Dillard | Author
1987 Adrian Hall | Artistic Director
1986 Scott Prior | Painter
1985 Harold Wright | Musician
1984 Lawrence Anderson | Architect
1983 Richard Wilbur | Poet & Translator
1982 Aaron Siskind | Photographer
1981 Daniel Pinkham | Composer
1980 Steven Trefonides | Painter
1979 Jane Alexander | Actress
1978 Maureen Howard | Author
1977 Andrew Tavarelli | Painter
1976 Elizabeth Parcells | Voice
1975 Agnes Mongan | Art Scholar
1974 Elizabeth Bishop | Poet
1973 Lorna Cooke deVaron | Choral Director
1972 Frank T. Hubbard | Harpsichord Maker
1971 Barry B. Spacks | Author
1970 David von Schlegell | Sculptor
1968 Arther Berger | Composer
1967 Howard Nemerov | Poet
1966 Alexander Calder | Sculptor
1965 Walter Piston | Composer
1964 Conrad Aiken | Author
1963 Edward Hopper | Painter