(1878 - 1950)
Charles Rosen was active/lived in New York. Charles Rosen is known for landscape, harbor view and still life painting.
Biography from the Archives of askART
An Impressionist and modernist experimenting with Cubism, Charles Rosen
applied this style and other European innovations to typical American
subjects. He did numerous snowscenes and was especially drawn to
industrial and marine scenes including factories, barges, and mills
along the Hudson and Delaware rivers. He is best remembered as a
second-generation member of the New Hope Impressionist School and a
long-time resident of the Woodstock Art Colony.
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He was born in
Reagantown, Pennsylvania and at age sixteen ran a photography studio in
West Newtown, Pennsylvania. In 1898, he began an illustration
career in New York City and studied with Francis Coates Jones at the
National Academy of Design. He also studied at the New York
School of Art with William Merritt Chase and with Frank Vincent DuMond,
whom he later followed to Old Lyme Connecticut, a colony of
impressionist painters. It was there that he developed an
interest in landscape painting.
In 1903, he married Mildred
Holden, and they moved to New Hope, Pennsylvania in Bucks County about
forty miles north of Philadelphia, and in 1916, he began exhibiting
with fellow artists there, called "The New Hope Group," including
Daniel Garber and Edward Redfield. In 1918, he went to the
Woodstock Art Colony at age forty to teach landscape painting in summer
school in the Art Students League program, and by 1920 he had settled
in Woodstock. In 1922, he and Henry Lee McFee and Andrew Dasburg
founded their own school of art, the Woodstock School of
He lived primarily in Woodstock until his death in Kingston, New York
in 1950 with the exception of several years in Texas. In 1940,
Charles Rosen worked in San Antonio, Texas as director of the Witte
Memorial Museum School of Art to replace Henry McFee, who had
resigned. He remained until the school closed in 1942, but then
became director for of the Koogler McNay Art Institute in San Antonio.
was an elected member of the National Academy of Design and The
National Arts Club, and his work is in many collections including the
Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Butler Institute in Youngstown, Ohio,
and the City Art Museum in St. Louis. His painting, Winter Sunlight, won the Altman Gold Medal and the Inness Gold Medal at the National Academy of Design in 1917.
Michael David Zellman, 300 Years of American Art
John and Deborah Powers, Texas Painters, Sculptors & Graphic Artists
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