Recipients

1st - 26th

Gabriela Lena Frank

Gabriela Lena Frank

25th

Arts & Humanities

Composer and pianist who explores her multicultural heritage through her compositions and mentors emerging composers

Kevin Jerome Everson

Kevin Jerome Everson

24th

Arts & Humanities

Filmmaker whose sensitive portrayals reveal beauty in the everyday lives of working-class Black Americans

Ralph Lemon

Ralph Lemon

23rd

Arts & Humanities

Interdisciplinary artist whose powerful works integrate dance, film and spoken word

Natasha Trethewey

Natasha Trethewey

22nd

Arts & Humanities

Poet lauded for her luminous writings that explore memory, history and racial injustice in America

Troy Andrews

Troy Andrews

21st

Arts & Humanities

Better known as “Trombone Shorty” for his unique sound and for preserving and passing on the musical legacy of New Orleans

Roz Chast

Roz Chast

20th

Arts & Humanities

Cartoonist who finds humor in the anxieties, insecurities and neuroses of everyday modern life

Abraham Verghese

Abraham Verghese

19th

Arts & Humanities

Physician whose critically acclaimed writings offer a poignant look at the practice of medicine and the power of healing

Mason Bates

Mason Bates

18th

Arts & Humanities

Contemporary composer and DJ who is dissolving the traditional boundaries of classical music

Ann Hamilton

Ann Hamilton

14th

Arts & Humanities

Visual artist who engages communities in creating multimedia installations

Dave Eggers

Dave Eggers

13th

Arts & Humanities

Acclaimed author and founder of McSweeney's now mentoring a new generation of writers through 826 Valencia

James Nachtwey

James Nachtwey

12th

Arts & Humanities

Photographer known for capturing the resilience, strength and faith in humanity while exposing injustice and conflict

Mark di Suvero

Mark di Suvero

11th

Arts & Humanities

Daring sculptor who changed America’s cultural landscape with monumental outdoor sculptures