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Rose, Mary Anne, (Float)



Rose, Mary Anne, (Float)
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"Float" by Mary Anne Rose (1990)

Acrylic on Canvas, 16” x 12” (Framed: 17 1/8”” x 13.5”)

Mary Ann Rosehas many exhibitions in both Europe and the United States. Her work is included in private and public collections including the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, the Chicago Art Institute in Chicago, IL, the Biblioteca Nationale di Milano in Milan Italy, and the Malmo Museum in Malmo, Sweden.

Mary Anne Rose met Herbert Gentry in Paris, France at the Cite Internationale des Arts in 1978. As a couple they spent the next 25 years together. They lived in Paris, Malmo, and New York City. As fellow artists they shared studios and occasionally had joint exhibitions in Sweden. Upon her husband's death in 2003, Rose began the work of preserving his artistic legacy. Visit :http://www.herbertgentry.com/MaryAnneRose.php.

Although I was taught painting by Abstract Expressionists, my years living abroad opened me to other perspectives and local histories of art, an experience which shaped not only my approach to painting, but my research interests as well.

Thus, my interest in expatriate experience and artists’ lives led me to working with creative case studies, raising questions about expatriate experience as a creative construct. The relevance of nationality, gender, culture, race, and social context to the professional development of artists’ careers is undeniable; comparisons of artistic and professional development of different generations of American women artists in post-WW II Europe led to questions about experiences of artistic mentorship and support. My recent interests have led me to research African American expatriate artists in Paris and Scandinavia after the Second World War. 

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