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Merle Rosen Acrylic Paintings and Woodcut Print

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Merle Rosen (Cincinnati, Ohio; 1949-2017)
Four untitled paintings, 21st century
Acrylic paint on paper and card
Two of the four signed and dated to the verso
Largest piece inscribed “exercise #7” to the lower right, with materials used to the verso

Merle Rosen (Cincinnati, Ohio; 1949-2017)
Untitled, late 20th century
Relief print on heavyweight rag paper
Signed to the lower margin

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.


- light edge wear; light discoloration to paper of print.


8.0" W x 6.0" H x 0.1" D

- measures largest piece of five.

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