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Merle Rosen Mixed Media Compositions

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Merle Rosen (Cincinnati, Ohio; 1949-2017)
Two untitled drawings (House and Figure), one dated 2002
Graphite on paper
One piece signed to verso, other unsigned

Merle Rosen (Cincinnati, Ohio; 1949-2017)
Monhegan Island, 2012
Watercolor and ink painting on paper
Signed and dated to the verso
Title inscribed to the verso

Merle Rosen (Cincinnati, Ohio; 1949-2017)
Untitled (Two Portraits), one dated 2008
Acrylic paint with gel medium, varnish, and absorbent ground on paperboard
Both signed to verso

Merle Rosen (1949 – 2017) 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 his 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.

From the estate of Merle Rosen.


- varying discoloration and edge wear to grounds.


6.0" W x 8.0" H x 1.0" D

- measures the largest of five pieces.

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