Merle Rosen Abstract Mixed Media Painting
Merle Rosen (Cincinnati, Ohio, 1949–2017)
Acrylic, airbrush and pastel painting on paper
Signed to verso
Merle Rosen was a prominent Cincinnati folk artist, creating art for more than 40 years. She showed extensively in museums and galleries including the Contemporary Arts Center (Cincinnati), J.B. Speed Museum (Louisville, KY), Kharkiv Museum in the Ukraine, Cincinnati Art Galleries, Carnegie Arts Center (Covington, KY), Chaucer Galleries (Scottsdale, AZ), and C.A.G.E. During her lifetime, Rosen received six individual artists grants from the City of Cincinnati. In addition to institutional and private collections, Rosen’s work is housed in numerous corporate collections including: The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati Bell, Scripps Howard, Bethesda Hospitals, Ulmer & Berne, and Cardinal Aluminum. Rosen worked in a multitude of mediums and she began teaching art professionally at the age of 15 and taught throughout her career.
- Item not examined outside of mounting
- minor accretion to lower margin.
- measures frame; sight measures 10.75" W x 14.75" H.