Edward Leland Rothfarb

Edward Rothfarb is a visual artist and art historian whose historical research focuses on architecture and painting in South Asia. His visual art draws on elements of South Asian architectural depiction, as well as courtly and popular traditions of painted maps, narrative scrolls and wall painting. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston / Tufts University and his M.A. and Ph.D degrees from The University of California, Los Angeles.  Rothfarb’s early training was in the visual arts. His work has been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; PSI Institute for Art and Urban Resources, Long Island City, NY; SculptureCenter, New York, NY, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY; ICA, Boston; LAICA, Los Angeles, CA, and the University of Iowa Museum of Art, among others.  Rothfarb’s work as an artist and art historian has been supported by fellowships from the Massachusetts Artists Foundation as well as the Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities, The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts, the Saint-Gaudens Memorial Fellowship, The Pollock Krasner Foundation, the Penny McCall Foundation and the Asian Cultural Council Art and Religion Fellowship.  He has two publications, In the Land of the Taj Mahal (Henry Holt, 1998) and Orchha and Beyond: Design at the Court of Bir Singh Dev Bundela (Marg Foundation, 2012) and has contributed to a third, Bundi Fort: A Rajput World (Marg, 2016) with an essay on early 17th-century wall painting.