Pratt Mourns the Death of Former Fine Arts Professor Clare Romano-Ross


Left to right: Dimitri Hazzikostas, Clare Romano-Ross, Richards Ruben.


The Pratt community mourns the loss of former Fine Arts professor Clare Romano-Ross, who passed away on January 25, 2017 at the age of 94.

Romano-Ross, an artist and printmaker, taught printmaking to generations of Pratt students over several decades. She joined Pratt as a part-time faculty member in the fall of 1964, became full-time in 1973, and was named Visiting Distinguished Professor Emerita after retiring in 1991. Romano-Ross was a Pratt in Venice faculty member from 1988–2007. It was she, together with John Ross, who developed the printmaking aspect in the Venice program.

Romano-Ross also held other teaching positions at the Art Center of Northern New Jersey and the New School in New York City. She co-authored books including The Complete Printmaker (written with her husband—the artist John Ross—and Tim Ross).  Her work has been shown in many solo exhibitions, and is represented in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and many other collections.

Letters of condolence may be sent to her husband, John Ross, at 5961 Palisade Avenue, Apt. 216, Bronx, NY 10471.