Important Rose Kuper (b.1888--d.1987) abstract composition, mixed media gouache on newspaper, signed lower right, newly silver-leaf framed. Rose Kuper lived and worked in New York City and belonged to the Manhattan Group; she also did much painting in Gloucester, MA. She was active with the Brooklyn Art Association, the Art Students League and the National Association of Women Artists, which she served on the Executive Board 1951-1954. She was also an instructor in the New York public schools and was married to Theodore Kuper. In New York, she earned a B.A. Degree at Hunter College and studied with Abstract Expressionists Hans Hoffmann and Abraham Rattner. Her first teacher was Teresa Bernstein, with whom she studied in 1927. Kuper began as an independent artist with a painting trip to Brittany in 1930, and ended with a retrospective show at the Whittier Museum in October, 1984. In between, she gained representation in the permanent collections of 17 public institutions (colleges, museums and libraries), and had 18 one-artist exhibitions. See Davenport's, Who Was Who in American Artists, Ask Art, etc. Framed dimensions: 48.75" H x 41" W.
Item 9850: $4,750
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