(1917 - 2005)
Rose Theodosia Sams Ransier Piper was active/lived in Rhode Island, New York. Rose Piper is known for textile print design, abstact expressionism.
Biography Rose Piper
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A textile designer and painter based in New York City, Rose Piper
earned a B.A. degree from Hunter College in New York in 1940, and
attended the Art Students League from 1943 to 1946. From 1947 to
1948, she was in Paris where she took classes at the Ecole des Beaux
Early in her career, she did abstract expressionist painting, many of
them inspired by 1920s work songs of African Americans. Needing
to make a living, she gave up painting, but returned to it after 25
years with a much more controlled style influenced by her many years in
She was the owner of Ransier Studio Cards in New York from 1949 to 1953
and after that had a career as a textile designer and colorist.
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