In memoriam: David Rosand, 1938-2014.
Art historian David Rosand died on Friday, August 8, 2014. A leader in the field, Rosand published numerous books and articles on Venetian art, the Renaissance tradition, painting and poetry, drawing and printmaking, and modern art and criticism. His books include Titian and the Venetian Woodcut (1976), Titian (1978), The Meaning of the Mark: Leonardo and Titian (1988), Painting in Sixteenth-Century Venice: Titian, Veronese, Tintoretto (1982, rev. ed. 1997), Robert Motherwell on Paper (1997), Myths of Venice: The Figuration of a State (2001), and Drawing Acts: Studies in Graphic Expression and Representation (2002).
Rosand earned his BA and PhD from Columbia University and joined its faculty in 1964, where he was a beloved teacher and mentor to many. He received the 1997 Great Teacher Award of the Society of Columbia Graduates and was honored in 2000 with a Distinguished Service to The Core Curriculum Award. Other honors include a Fulbright Fellowship (1961), a Guggenheim Fellowship (1974), and The Paul Oskar Kristeller Lifetime Achievement Award from the Renaissance Society of America (2007). He was honored with a symposium at Columbia in 2008 and an honorary doctorate from Columbia in 2014. At his death he was a project director for Save Venice, Inc., which is dedicated to the protection and conservation of Venice’s art and monuments.