Michael Rossman
Emeritus Faculty
MFA, Pratt Institute
BSID, Pratt Institute

Michael Rossman is a tenured Professor who has taught at the University of the Arts since 1966. He has taught in the Foundation, Industrial Design, Sculpture, Painting, Drawing and the Graduate Art Education departments.

He has held the position of Co-Chair of the Foundation department for 20years during his tenure at the University and served as Director of the Pre-College Program for six years. Since 2004 he has also been on the faculty of the Barnes Foundation in Merion, Pa., teaching seminars on Impressionism, Post Impressionism, the Paintings of Paul Cezanne, Cezanne and the Emergence of Modernism, and the Americans in the Barnes Collection.

Rossman holds a Bachelor of Industrial Design degree and a Master's of Fine Arts degree from Pratt Institute. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of the Arts, he worked as an Industrial Designer for General Electrics Computer department in Phoenix, Ariz., Creative Playthings in Princeton, N.J., and has assisted in the design of furniture for International Home Furnishings.

Rossman is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for Works on Paper and the Wintersteen prize from the City of Philadelphia in Painting. His work has been exhibited in various galleries, art centers, museums and other venues in Philadelphia. Examples of his work are in the collection of the Woodmere Art Museum in Philadelphia and in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, as well as in numerous private collections. He is currently represented by Cerulean Arts Gallery in Philadelphia and a selection of his work can be viewed at


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