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Merle Rosen Graphite Drawing

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Untitled, 1976
Graphite drawing on paper
Signed and dated to the lower right

Merle Rosen (1949 – 2017) was a prominent Cincinnati folk artist, practicing in Cincinnati 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

  • Please note, this is an item that may be especially difficult to move and/or transport. The winner is responsible for bringing appropriate assistance, vehicle, proper materials, and any necessary tools to pickup. International shipping may be restricted.


- some discoloration to paper; dime-sized stain on right side of piece; accretion to surface; some scratches and wear to frame with corners beginning to separate.


26.25" W x 40.5" H x 0.75" D

- measures frame; visible image measures 25.5" W x 39.75" H.

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