Harry Rand


Ph.D., Harvard University, 1974 M.A., Harvard University, 1971 B.A., City College of New York, 1969

Research Specialties: 
  • Modern art
  • Religion
Awards, Honors, and Special Recognition: 
  • Awarded Smithsonian Institution Research Opportunities Fund: 2009, 1995 (2), 1994, 1992 (2), 1991 (2), 1990, 1989 (2), 1988 (2), 1987, 1985
  • Getty Foundation Curatorial Fellow, 2003
  • Invited participant in the annual Davos Conference of the World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland, 1994
  • Invited participant in the World Economic Forum meeting, Washington, May 1994
  • Museum Committee of the College Art Association, 1992-95
  • Awarded U. S. Patent No. 4,848,705 for the design of "Modular Space Vehicle for Deep Space Applications," 1989
  • Elected Fellow (senior member), Explorers Club, New York, 1980
  • American Council for Learned Societies' State Department Grant, for travel (through the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton), 1989
  • Scholarly Studies Grant, Smithsonian Institution, 1987–96
  • Rockefeller Foundation, Development Grant, 1982–83
  • Smithsonian Institution Fluid Research Grant, 1983
  • Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities, City University of New York Graduate Center, 1976–77


<em>Friedensreich Hundertwasser</em>, Taschen Verlag (Cologne, Germany, 1991) editions in German, French, English, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Danish (Japanese edition in press); abridged edition 1993; Hungarian, 1994; hardcover reprint 1997; second, compact, edition 2003.
"Foreword," What If?: Collected Writings of Paolo Soleri 1986–2000 (Berkeley: Berkeley Hills) 2002.
"Lester Johnson: The Secret in Plain Sight" Catalog essay, Provinceton Art Museum, Massachusetts, June 2001.
"The Art of New York's Jews: A Delicate Lesson" catalog essay in Transformations: Jew and Modernity Arthur Ross Gallery, Philadelphia, University of Pennsyvlania Press, April 2001.
<em>Hundertwasser der Maler</em> German language edition, F. Bruckmann Verlag, Munich, Germany, 1986; reprinted Otus Verlag, St. Gallen, Switzerland, 2001.
"William Scharf: History Painter", essay in Phillips Collection, Washington D.C., November 2000 for the exhibition William Scharf: Paintings 1984–2000.
"Merrill Mahaffey: Cue From Manet," Palm Springs Desert Museum, March 2000 (catalog essay).
"From Idea to Matter: 9 Sculptors," [and interview co-authored with Edward Albee] Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, October 2000.
"Phil Curtis," American Dreamer (New York: Hudson Hills Press), Contributor, 1999.
<em>The Dictionary of Art</em>, MacMillan Ltd., London (contributor).
<em>The Clouds</em>, DOV Press, Washington, D.C. 1996.
"Vincent Pepi," Art Gallery, New York State University at Stony Brook, 1996.
"Jochen Seidel," Villa Streccius, Landau, Germany, July-August 1995.
"The Uses of Obscurity", in Still Working, the New School for Social Research, NY, 1994 and subsequent tour: Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC; IBM Gallery, N.Y., etc.
"Introduction," Clyde Lynds New Jersey State Art Museum, March 1993 (and subsequent tour).
<em>Color: Suite In Four Parts</em>, DOV Press, Washington, D.C. 1993.
<em>Notes & Recollections: Jochen Seidel Kompt nach Berlin: Die Ruhr</em>, Staatliche Kunsthalle Berlin, March 1992, tour to: Hallescher Kunstverein, Halle; Raum Trinitatis, Koln, Cologne).
<em>Arshile Gorky: The Implications of Symbols</em> University of California Press, 1991
<em>Julian Stanczak: Decades of Light</em>, State University of New York, Buffalo, Poetry & Rare Book Collection, (co author) 1990.
"Knowledge: The Real Treasure," Sea History 51 (Autumn 1989) 6–7.

An article on the subject of treasure hunting vs. archaeology.

<em>Manet's Contemplation at the Gare St. Lazare</em>, University of California Press, 1987; paperback 1991.
<em>Paul Manship</em>, Smithsonian Institution Press, 1989.
<em>Seymour Lipton: Aspects of Sculpture</em>, Smithsonain Institution Press, 1979.
<em>The Genius of American Painting</em>, Morrow & Co., New York, (co-author), 1973.