Mark Lamster, architecture critic of The News, is a person of 8 who wins the $50,000 Rabkin Prize

Mark Lamster, the architecture critic of The Dallas Early morning News, was honored Thursday by the Dorothea and Leo Rabkin Basis, which selected Lamster and 7 other visual artwork journalists as recipients of its $50,000 prize.

This is the fifth cycle of the Rabkin Prize, which began in 2017. The basis, which is based mostly in Portland, Me., has, for the duration of its 5 decades, awarded a collective $2.275 million to personal art writers across the place.

“It’s actually great that there is a basis supporting arts writers, specially now, and I am grateful beyond measure for this remarkable assist, and to be viewed as along with so quite a few other great colleagues,” claimed Lamster, the first recipient who writes principally about architecture.

The Information’ arts and amusement editor Christopher Wynn explained Lamster as “fearless” and reported whether he’s exploring the history of the developed metropolis in longform narrative or advocating for progressive urban layout, “Mark writes with clarity, intelligence and excellent compassion.”

Lamster joined The News in 2013. He is also a professor in the architecture school at the College of Texas at Arlington and a Loeb Fellow at the Harvard Graduate Faculty of Layout. His acclaimed biography of the late architect Philip Johnson, The Man in the Glass Home, was a finalist for the 2018 National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography. The New York Times identified as the book “stimulating and lively.”

Lamster in 2016 main a panel dialogue in Good Park for the Dallas Pageant of Tips. (Ashley Landis / Team Photographer)

Lamster, 51, retains levels from Johns Hopkins University and Tufts University. A native New Yorker, he life in Dallas with his spouse, Anna Kuchment, a science author for The News, and their daughter, Eliza.

“We are thrilled to see the foundation acknowledge Mark and his amazing contributions to visual art journalism,” claimed Keith Campbell, The Information’ managing editor. “His experience, reporting and crafting enrich our website and our newspaper.”

The Rabkin prize arrives on the heels of Lamster profitable a number of other significant awards:

— In the the latest National Headliner Awards, a single of the oldest and most prestigious media-field contests, Lamster gained first location for his columns on architecture.

— The Headliners Foundation recognized Lamster’s tale “Reckoning with Joppa,” about the historic freedman’s town, with a Certification of Advantage. Judges reported the piece “represents a special kind of storytelling, a mix of narrative history, journalistic investigation, and important creating.”

— In the most recent Texas Connected Push Managing Editors awards, which understand the work of newspapers throughout the point out, Lamster gained initially location in Function Composing and second place for the Michael Brick Storytelling Award, each for his operate on the heritage of race in Dallas. He also gained initially spot for Remark and Criticism.

Other people receiving the 2021 Rabkin Prize are:

Aruna D’Souza, a writer and art critic dependent in western Massachusetts John Yau, a poet, fiction author and critic primarily based in New York Raquel Gutiérrez, an arts critic, poet and educator based in Arizona Jarrett Earnest, an artist, writer and curator living in New York Yinka Elujoba, a Nigerian writer and art critic living in New York Jennifer Huberdeau, attributes editor of The Berkshire Eagle in Massachusetts and Jasmine Weber, a writer, editor, and artist from Very long Island, New York, now centered in Brooklyn.

The award is named for the late Leo Rabkin, an artist who worked and exhibited in New York City for 60 many years, and his wife, Dorothea, who teamed with her partner to produce “a landmark selection of American people and outsider art.”

The facade of the historic building which is now part of the Pittman Hotel in Dallas. The historic building near Elm Street and Good Latimer Expressway in Deep Ellum was designed by architect William Sidney Pittman. Originally the Knights of Pythias Temple, or the Pythian temple, it was later the Union Bankers Building and sat vacant for many years before being redeveloped.
A jogger (far left) passes by Martyrs Park (left) on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 in Dallas. At right is the Triple Underpass, and behind it is Dealey Plaza.
An aerial photo shows the new Nancy and Rich Kinder Building of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
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