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Lived/Active: Pennsylvania/New York      Known for: modernist-leaning landscape-urban, figure-genre

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
James Naumburg Rosenberg (1874-1970)

James N. Rosenberg was a graduate of Columbia College and he received his law degree from Columbia Law School in 1898.  He served for many years in the law firm led by by Judge Samuel I. Rosenman.  One of Rosenberg's notable cases was the reorganization in 1912 of the United States Motor Company into the Maxwell Motor Company, which later became the Chysler Corporation.  Rosenberg was also a trustee in bankruptcy in various proceedings, including representation of the Irving Trust Company, the trustee in bankruptcy of the International Match Corporation.  From 1932 to 1947, Rosenberg and other lawyers recovered over $30-million for their clients, the bondholders of International Match.

In 1922, Rosenberg founded the New Gallery in New York for the exhibition and sale of works by little-known American and foreign artists.  His lithograph, Dies Irae (Day of Wrath), made on the day of the Wall Street crash in 1929 appeared on the front page of the Sunday Magazine section of The New York Times in 1930.

Mr. Rosenberg retired from law practice in 1947 and devoted himself to art.  His work now appears in museums throughout the United States .
He was also a poet.

Obituary, New York Times, July 22, 1970

James N. Rosenberg, Roman Holiday; Conversation Piece, 1926 (New York: T. Yoseloff, 1964) (1947)

James N. Rosenberg, Painter's Self-Portrait (New York: Crown Publishers, 1958)

James N. Rosenberg & Joseph M. Proskauer (eds.), Columbia Verse, 1892-1897 (New York: W.B. Harison, 1897)
James N. Rosenberg, The Return to Mutton (New York: M. Kennerley, 1916) [on-line text]
James N. Rosenberg, The New Magna Carta (New York: M. Kennerley, 1918)
James N. Rosenberg, Punchinello, a Ballet (New York: M. Kennerley, 1923)
James N. Rosenberg, On the Steppes: A Russian Diary (New York: A.A. Knopf, 1927)
James N. Rosenberg, Unfinished Business: James N. Rosenberg Papers (Mamaroneck, New York: Marasia Press, 1967)

James N. Rosenberg, Pastel Expressions: Return of the 27th Division, March twenty-fifth, 1919 (New York: Mitchell Kennerley, 1919)
James N. Rosenberg, New Pictures and the New Gallery, 1923 (New York: Privately printed for the New Gallery, 1923)
James N. Rosenberg, An Exhibition of Paintings by James N. Rose[n]berg, on behalf of the Maurice B. Hexter Chain in American Philanthropy at Brandeis University April 25-May 9, 1963 (New York: Kaufmann Art Gallery, Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association, 1963)
James N. Rosenberg, 50 Lithographs (New York: H.N. Abrams, 1964)
James N. Rosenberg, Retrospective: Rosenberg.: Paintings, drawings, and prints by James N. Rosenbert; [exhibition] the College Gallery, Feinberg Library, State University College, Plattsburgh, New York, July 31-September 15, 1964 ([Plattsburg: The University, 1964].


Biography from Roughton Galleries,Inc:
James N. Rosenberg
(1874 - 1970)

He was born in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania and died in 1970, White Plains, New York.  He is considered a painter, printmaker, art patron, lawyer and play write.  One of Rosenberg’s most noted works is his depiction of the fateful day which shows dark storm clouds above Wall Street, as the buildings crash onto the doomed people in the street below.  The title Rosenberg chose for his lithograph, Dies Irae, means "day of wrath" in Latin.  He also painted March Parade of Colonel John B. Glenn (New York City, March 1, 1962), 1962, which hangs in Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of James N. Rosenberg through the National Gallery of Art.  The painting shows Glenn's triumphant return to New York City, where an enthusiastic crowd of about four million people welcomed him home.

Memberships: National Arts Club, NY Society of Independent Artists Washington Arts Club American Federation of Artists Listed: American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers, Mantle Fielding

Public collection: Farnsworth Museum, Maine Metropolitan Museum, NY Museum of Fine Arts, Boston National air & Space Museum, Washington, D.C Robert Hull Fleming Museum, Vermont Smith College Museum, MA Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C Telfair Museum, Savannah, GA The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY The Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas, MO The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

Publications: Painter's Self-Portrait James N. Rosenberg by James N. Rosenberg, 1958 Pastel expressions: Return of the 27th Division, March twenty-fifth, 1919 by James N Rosenberg American Art Review, December, 2000 “Realist Prints and Drawings”, McCoy, Garnett

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