Alan Rosenberg is a historian and curator of art and design. His articles, lectures, exhibitions and websites have revealed underknown creators of the 20th century such as avant-garde fashion designer Tiger Morse, tapestry artist Jan Yoors, romantic realist painter Bernard Perlin and whimsical silver sculptor Earl Krentzin, amongst many other subjects. His essays have appeared in print in publications including Nineteenth Century, Silver Magazine and the Saint James Encyclopedia of Fashion and have accompanied exhibitions at venues such as the Palos Verdes Art Center and Galeria H2O in Barcelona. He has curated exhibitions for galleries including Liz O’Brien and Icon20 and has lectured at museums including the Cooper Hewitt Museum, the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Arkansas Arts Center. While working on his master’s degree in history of applied arts at the Fashion Institute of Technology he was a Research Fellow at the Costume Institute, Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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M.A., Fashion Institute of Technology
Major: Museum Studies-Applied Arts, Curatorial Emphasis.

B.A., Hunter College, City University of New York
Major: Art History, Minor: Urban Studies.

A.A.S., Fashion Institute of Technology
Major: Fashion Design.


Layla D’Angelo: Beautiful Strange Stranger, Galeria H2O, Barcelona, March 2016, essay by Alan Rosenberg.

Mark Shaw: Glamour, Palos Verdes Art Center, October-November 2015, essay by Alan Rosenberg, http://pvartcenter.org/exhibitions/mark-shaw-essay.

Tiger Morse by Mark Shaw: Jet-Set Style Quest, Liz O’Brien, New York, NY, November-December 2015, www.tigermorse.com

Image and Abstraction: American Color Prints of the 1950’s, Good Design Gallery, New York, NY, November-December 2011.

Edward John Stevens, Jr. - Paintings, 1945-1955, Alan Rosenberg - Works of Art, New York, NY, April-May 2004, www.edwardjohnstevens.com

1947 - Photographs by John Stuart Cloud, Alan Rosenberg - Works of Art, New York, NY, November-December 2003.

David Berger - Paintings and Prints, 1945-1965, Alan Rosenberg - Works of Art, New York, NY, July-August 2003.

Jan Yoors – Tapestries, 1970-1977.  Icon20, New York, NY, November-December 2000.

Eugene Berman, a Centennial Perspective.  Alan Moss Gallery, New York, NY, November 1999.


"In Dreams Awake: Epilogue" in In Dreams Awake: Kathy Ruttenberg on Broadway, New York: Pointed Leaf Press, 2019.

 “Bring The Street Style” in East Village Eye, Fall 2016, published on the occasion of the East Village Eye Show at Howl Happening, September 2016.

 “Bernard Perlin, Romantic Realist.” Fine Art Connoisseur, November 2012.

 "E. Dane Purdo: a Life In and Out of the Silver Studio."  Silver Magazine, September/October 2009.

"A Conversation With Lawrence Copeland, Silversmith."  Silver Magazine, September/October 2008.

"Margo Grant Walsh: Collecting by Design."  American Craft, August/September 2008.

"Earl Krentzin, Artist, Silversmith, Alchemist." Silver Magazine, March/April 2008.

"Frederick Miller, Mid-Century Metalsmith."  Silver Magazine, July/August 2007.

"Victoriana 1930." Nineteenth Century: The Magazine of the Victorian Society in America,  Spring 2007.

"Rufus Jacoby, Master Craftsman."  Silver Magazine, March/April 2007.

"Charlotte Kizer, Silversmith and Teacher, 1901-1989."  Silver Magazine, September/October 2006.

"Hudson Roysher, Mid-20th Century Silversmith." Silver Magazine,  May/June 2006.

"Discovering Fine Art on a Common Kitchen Table."  Distinction,  September/October 2003.

"Alluring Enamel." Modernism Magazine, Spring 2003.

"Modern American Silver."  Modernism Magazine, Fall 2001.

Important Postwar and Contemporary Design, [Alan Rosenberg, editor, author] New York: Icon20, 2000.

"Laminate Love."  Echoes, Summer 1999.

"Geometry and the Counterculture." Pink, Volume 3, #1.

"Oiva Toikka," in Contemporary Designers, Sara Pendergast, ed. London: Saint James Press, 1996.

"Adolfo," "Carven," "Dorothee Bis," "Elisabeth de Senneville," "George Stavropoulos," "Valentino," "Vicky Tiel," in Contemporary Fashion, Richard Martin, ed. London: Saint James Press, 1995.

Contributor to Who Was Who in American Art. Madison, CT: Sound View Press, 1999.


"Mid-Century American Enamel, Art and Artists," Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR, April 2009.

"Mid-Century American Enamel Art and Design," Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, October 2003.

"Alluring Enamel," Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design and Culture, New York, NY, April 2003.

"Fiorucci and the Vie Ludique," Costume Society of America, Atlanta, GA, May 1996.

"Questions of Originality in the Silver Designs of Alphonse La Paglia," Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY, April 1996.

"Office Loft and Disco: The Post-Modernism of High-Tech Space in the 1970’s," Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York, NY, March 1996.

"Beauty, Simplicity and Freedom: The Ideals of our Nation's Founders Reflected in Their Architecture," Bowne House Historical Society, Flushing, NY, July 1993.


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