DOROTHY ROSSEN GREENBERG
(American, 20th Century)
SHAVE AND A HAIRCUT, TWO BITS
Oil on Board
14 1/5 x 18 1/2 Inches
An intimate and atmospheric mid-century American Realism oil showing a city street and a view into a barber's shop with a customer receiving a shave. A figure stands waiting outside while, above, a woman tends to her window garden.
Dorothy Rossen Greenberg was a member of the National Association of Women Artists and exhibited with them from 1947 to 1953.
Her exhibited works for those years were:
1947: The Hen House (watercolor); Casey (oil)
1948: Peasant Venus (sculpture)
1949: Dancer (watercolor)
1950: Baby (sculpture)
1951: Staten Island (watercolor)
1952: The Dance (oil)
1953: Child (sculpture)
In 1947, Rossen was awarded first prize in sculpture at the Village Art Center. Winner of the Chi Omega prize in composition, Rossen also exhibited at the Montclair Art Museum where she was awarded an honorable mention in 1952. She held numerous one-woman shows in the late 1940's including one at the 44th Street Gallery.
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