21 October 2007 | Leiden

Gert Jan van der Sman (1961) has been appointed associate professor in the history of drawings and prints at Leiden University, effective 1 October 2007. He succeeds Dr. Jan van der Stock, who was extraordinarius from 1999 to 2004. Gert Jan van der Sman studied art history at the Leiden University Institute of Fine Arts and received his Ph.D. in 1993 from Prof.Dr. Anton Boschloo, on his dissertation La decorazione a fresco delle ville venete del Cinquecento. Saggi di lettura stilistica ed iconografica.In 2004 Van der Sman received a price for his exhibition catalogue De eeuw van Titiaan Venetiaanse prenten uit de Renaissance (2002), which was also published in a French edition, Le siècle de Titien. Gravures vénitiennes de la Renaissance. Being an extraordinarius Van der Sman will continue his position as researcher at the Istituto Universitario Olandese di Storia dell’Arte (Netherlands Institute for Art History) in Florence. In Leiden he will lecture with the graphic collections of the Leiden University Printroom (now part of the Department of Special Collections at the University Library) ready to hand.