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Merle Rosen Acrylic Paintings Including "Half Man - Half Animal"

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Merle Rosen (Cincinnati, Ohio; 1949-2017)
Half Man – Half Animal, 1998
Acrylic painting with resin varnish on paper
Signed and dated to the verso
Title inscribed to the verso

Merle Rosen (Cincinnati, Ohio; 1949-2017)
Untitled (Two Figures), 1994 and 1995
Acrylic paintings with resin varnish on paper
Both signed and dated to the 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.


- some scuffs and scratches to surfaces; accretion to varnish.


11.0" W x 14.0" H x 0.1" D

- measures one of three.

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