Item #CL207-41 Mutation. Joe Rose, 1915–1999 German/Australian.
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c1970s. Acrylic on board, signed lower right, titled in pencil verso, 80 x 55 cm. Minor repairs and scratches. Original frame.

A painter, whose work “reflects the influence of German Expressionists, Surrealists and the Dada movement”, Joe Rose (Hans-Joachim Rosenberg) was born in Waldenberg, Germany. He initially studied at the Hausdorf Art School in Berlin until 1933 when his education was truncated by the policies of the Third Reich. A survivor of the Holocaust, he acquired a diploma from the International Correspondence Schools after 1945 and worked as a display artist and director in London. In 1957 he emigrated to Australia where he studied under the Polish painter Maximilian Feuerring (1896–1973). Rose was elected a member of the Australian Watercolour Institute and, after returning to London in 1971, he joined the Contemporary Portrait Society, the Contemporary Art Society and Ben Uri Art Society. Working between London and Sydney, he eventually settled in Hobart, Tasmania, where he became a member of the Tasmanian Art Society. He had solo shows in Sydney which included Barry Stern Galleries, Macquarie Galleries, and Holdsworth Gallery. In 1987 an exhibition of his work was held at Ben Uri Gallery and Museum in London. He also exhibited in Paris and Los Angeles. He won a number of awards including the British Empire Medal for Services to the Arts. His work is held in the UK in the Ben Uri Collection; Essex Arts Committee; NSW House, London; and the Nuffield Foundation; as well as the Prince Mural Collection of Surrealist Art, Paris; the Holocaust Museum, Jerusalem; University of Sydney collection, and Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW. Ref: Ben Uri Gallery and Museum; McCulloch’s Encyclopedia of Australian Art.

Item #CL207-41

Price (AUD): $1,650.00  other currencies

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