The Charles Marshall Robertson Memorial Award is a biennial award presented by The School Art League in memory of Charles Marshall Robertson, Dean Emeritus of Pratt Institute. Dean Robertson served as President of The School Art League from 1965 through 1988. This award is granted to an exceptional artist or art educator who has made a significant contribution to students in New York City public schools. The 2018 Charles Marshall Robertson Memorial Award was given to Carmen Fariña in recognition of her many years of dedicated service to the students in the New York City public schools and her ongoing support of arts education.

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Carmen Fariña is the former Chancellor of the New York City public schools.  In addition to her Chancellorship, Carmen was the Deputy Chancellor for Teaching and Learning of the New York City Department of Education, a former Superintendent, a Principal, a Staff Developer, a college instructor, a teacher leader, and classroom teacher. Carmen has been a dedicated supporter of arts education throughout her entire career.


Past Recipients of The Charles Marshall Robertson Memorial Award


2016……..…Milton Glaser
2014……..…Mary McCormick
2012……..…Franny Kent-Del Valle
2011……..…Caroline Payson
2010……..…Radiah Harper
2009……..…Lowery Stokes Sims
2008……..…Sharon Vatsky
2007……..…Randolph Williams
2006……..…Karen Rosner
2005……..…Rika Burnham
2004……..…Shirley Taylor
2003……..…Joan D. Firestone
2002……..…Tom Cahill
2001……..…Grace George Alexander
2000……..…Martin E. Segal
1999……..…Andrew Buck, Clement Ceccarelli, Douglas Eisman, Ellen Kirshbaum, Ed Morgano, Stan Nussbaum, Nancy Shankman, Leonard Trerotola
1998……..…Dr. Sharon Dunn
1997……..…Madeline Abel, Joseph Hijuelos, Roberta Newman, Douglas Potter, Esther Quiles, Alexandra Zevin
1996……..…Robert B. Durkin
1995……..…Muriel Silberstein-Storfer
1994……..…Madeleine Appel, Laurel Danowitz, Naomi Lonergan, Toby Needler
1993……..…Dr. Judith Burton
1992……..…Amy Brook Snider
1991……..…Diana Cagle
1989……..…Patricia Seabrook Black
1988……..…Samuel Kostman