Richard Rand is the Associate Director for Collections at the J. Paul Getty Museum. Previously, he served as the Robert and Martha Berman Lipp Senior Curator of Paintings and Sculpture at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. He is also a lecturer in art history in the Williams College/Clark Graduate Program in the History of Art. He has held curatorial appointments at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (1989-1992) and the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College (1992-1997).
Rand has lectured and published widely in his field of research, 17th-19th-century French art. He is a regular contributor to Burlington Magazine, writing exhibition and book reviews. Rand has organized and co-organized numerous exhibitions, including Intimate Encounters: Love and Domesticity in Eighteenth-Century France(1997); Jean-Francois Millet: Drawn into the Light (1999); Turner: the Late Seascapes (2003); and Jacques-Louis David: Empire to Exile (2005). Most recently, he organized an exhibition of drawings, prints, and paintings by Claude Lorrain for the Clark that traveled to the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the National Gallery of Art in Washington (2006-7).
Rand received his B.A. from Bowdoin College and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, writing a dissertation on the landscapes of Fragonard. Born in 1961, Rand is the son of a retired diplomat, and grew up living in Europe and Asia. He is married to art historian Kelly Pask, with whom he has a ten-year-old daughter, Charlotte.