The Aristos Awards

List of Winners by Year

Individuals whose names are marked with an asterisk [*] were cited in What Art Is: The Esthetic Theory of Ayn Rand (2000). Unless otherwise indicated, all entries dated on or before October 2, 2005, were originally posted in the January 2006 issue of Aristos.


About the Aristos Awards // Annotated List of Winners


December 2016 - New award winner (marked ).


2016

Kate Davis (New York City)

2012

Andrew Ferguson (Journalist)
National Civic Art Society (Cultural Institution)

2010

Gerrard Barnes (U.K.)
Mark Morris (Choreographer)

2009

George Will (Columnist)
Susan Cinoman (Playwright)
Janet Daley (Columnist, Daily Telegraph, U.K.)
Theresa Rebeck (Playwright)

2008

A.C. Douglas (Independent Music/Culture Critic)
Charles Lane (Editorial Writer, Washington Post)

2007

Joan Altabe (Art Critic, Fine Arts Registry / Bradenton [Fla.] Herald)
Jon Carroll (Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle)
Rupert Christiansen (Music Critic, London Telegraph)
Jeff Jacoby (Columnist, Boston Globe)
Heather Mac Donald (Contributing Editor, City Journal; Fellow, the Manhattan Institute)
John Silber (President, then Chancellor, Boston University, 1976-2003)

2006

Joan Altabe (Art Critic, Fine Arts Registry / Bradenton [Fla.] Herald)
Giles Auty (former Art Critic, The Spectator and The Australian )
Ken Masugi (Senior Fellow, Claremont Institute)
Lionel Shriver (Novelist)
Tom Snyder (M.D.)

2005

Joan Altabe (Art Critic, Fine Arts Registry / Bradenton [Fla.] Herald)
Victoria Dailey (Beverly Hills, Calif.)
Jennie Farrell (Wantagh, N.Y.)
Kaley Holmboe (sixteen-year-old student, London)
Joshua Kosman (Music Critic, San Francisco Chronicle)
National Review
New York Daily News
Henry J. Stern (Director, New York Civic; former Commissioner of Parks, New York City)

2004

Dave Barry (Humor Columnist, Miami Herald)
Alicia Colon (Columnist, New York Sun)
Alfred N. Garwood (Vail, Ariz.)
Bernard Holland (Music Critic, New York Times)
Henry J. Stern (Director, New York Civic; former Commissioner of Parks, New York City)

2003

Alicia Colon (Columnist, New York Sun)
Dave Barry (Humor Columnist, Miami Herald)
Daniel Graves (Painter; Founding Director, Florence Academy of Art)
Bernard Holland (Music Critic, New York Times)
Edward J. Ross (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.)
Witold Rybczynski (Architecture Critic, Slate)
Julian Spalding (Former Director, the Glasgow [Scotland] Museums)

2002

Dave Barry (Humor Columnist, Miami Herald)
Dave Barry (Humor Columnist, Miami Herald)
Heather Mac Donald (Contributing Editor, City Journal; Fellow, the Manhattan Institute)
George Will (Columnist, Washington Post and Newsweek)

2001

Linda Chavez (Columnist)
John Leo (Columnist and Contributing Editor, U.S. News & World Report)
George Will (Columnist, Washington Post and Newsweek)
George Will (Columnist, Washington Post and Newsweek)

2000

David L. Cowen (Monroe Township, N.J.)
John Zeaman (Art Critic, The Record (Bergen County, N.J.)

1999

Theodore Dalrymple (Contributing Editor, City Journal)p

1998

* William Rusher (Columnist; Distinguished Fellow, the Claremont Institute)

1997

* Kwame Anthony Appiah (Professor of Philosophy, Princeton University
Philip Roth (Novelist)
* Morley Safer (News Correspondent, CBS)

1996

* Charles Spencer (Theater Critic, Daily Telegraph (London)

1995

Lynne Cheney (Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute)
* Jeff Jacoby (Columnist, Boston Globe)
* John Leo (Columnist and Contributing Editor, U. S. News & World Report)
* R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. (Founder and Editor in Chief, The American Spectator)

1994

* Lisa Albert (Television Writer)
* Arlene Croce (Dance Critic)
* George Will (Columnist, Washington Post and Newsweek)

1993

Witold Rybczynski (Architecture Critic, Slate)
* Morley Safer (News Correspondent, CBS)

1992

* David Halle (Professor of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles)
* Bill Watterson (Cartoonist)

1991

* Alec Sologob (Guard, Museum of Modern Art, New York City)
* John Tierney (Metro Reporter, New York Times)

1990

* Irving Kristol, 1920-2009 (Founder and Co-Editor, The Public Interest)

1988

Donal Henahan, 1921-2012 (Music Critic, New York Times)
Robert Patrick (Playwright)

1985

Richard Lack, 1928–2009 (Painter, Teacher, Author)

1980

Kenneth M. Lansing (Professor of Art and Education, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

1978

* Jacques Barzun, 1907-2012 (Cultural Historian)

1975

* Tom Wolfe (Author)

1974

* Jacques Barzun, 1907-2012 (Cultural Historian)

1969

Richard Lack, 1928–2009 (Painter, Teacher, Author)

1962

Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1890-1969 (U.S. President [1953-1961] / Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, World War II)

1961

Roger Burlingame, 1889-1967 (Editor, Historian, Novelist)

1959

John Canaday, 1907-1985 (Critic and Art Historian)

1946

R. H. Ives Gammell, 1893-1981 (Painter, Teacher, Author)

1912

* Kenyon Cox, 1856-1919 (Painter, Critic)



* Cited in What Art Is: The Esthetic Theory of Ayn Rand (2000)


About the Aristos Awards // Annotated List of Winners