David Roxburgh

Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor of Islamic Art History, Department of History of Art and Architecture



David J. Roxburgh grew up in the Borders, Scotland, and attended Edinburgh University and Edinburgh College of Art from 1983 until 1988 where he received an M.A. with Honors in Fine Art. His degree combined history of art with studio practice (school of sculpture). He won a Thouron Fellowship for a one-year exchange program at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, in 1988 and enrolled in the doctoral program in the Department of History of Art. He carried out his doctoral thesis research in Istanbul and completed the thesis in Washington, D.C., as a fellow at the Smithsonian Institution and Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, in 1996.