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Merle Rosen Mixed Media Painting

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Merle Rosen (Cincinnati, Ohio; 1949-2017)
Untitled, 1985
Gouache painting with pastel on paper
Signed and dated to the verso

A gouache painting with colored pencil and pastel on paper by listed Cincinnati artist Merle Rosen (1949 – 2017), dated 1985. This piece depicts a colorful abstract composition with a central field of cloudy blue and pink surrounded by a teal border and overlaid with expressive pastel marks. It is signed and dated to the verso and presented unframed.

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.


- pin holes in corners.


22.5" W x 30.0" H x 0.1" D

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