David Rosand is Meyer Schapiro Professor emeritus of Art History at Columbia University, where he has taught since 1964. His scholarship has focused on the Italian Renaissance and the art of Venice in particular, and on the history and criticism of the graphic arts. His publications in the field include Titian and the Venetian Woodcut (1976--co-authored with Michelangelo Muraro), Titian. (1978), Painting in Cinquecento Venice: Titian, Veronese, Tintoretto (1982; rev. ed. 1997), The Meaning of the Mark: Leonardo and Titian (1988), Myths of Venice: The Figuration of a State(2001), and Drawing Acts: Studies in Graphic Expression and Representation(2002). In the area of American painting, another of his fields of interest, he has published Robert Motherwell on Paper: Drawings, Prints, Collages(1997) and The Invention of Painting in America (2004). His latest book, a monograph on the art of Paolo Veronese, is scheduled for publication next year.
Prof. Rosand is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti and the Ateneo Veneto in Venice, and has served for many years on the board of the Renaissance Society of America, which has honored him with the Paul Oskar Kristeller Lifetime Achievement Award (2007). He is project director for Save Venice, Inc., an organization dedicated to the conservation of the art and monuments of the city on the lagoon.