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    Art Brokerage: Rolph Scarlett Canadian Artist: b. 1889-1984. Canadian artist Rolph Scarlett, was born 1889 in Guelph, Ontario. His long life as an artist began in his teens as a jewelry designer and fabricator. At the age of fourteen he began to design jewelry professionally, a craft which he continued off and on for the rest of his life. His desire to learn more about art took him to New York in 1908, when American artists were just beginning to experience strong influences from major modern European artists of the day such as Cezanne and Picasso. Throughout his long career he produced, oil paintings, many works on paper, unique sculptured jewelry, modernist style industrial and furniture designs. Currently there are over 800 of his designs at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Design Collection. In 1928 he moved to Hollywood, California where he became a very successful stage and set designer. In the mid-1930s he met the director of the Museum of Non-objective Art in New York, Hilla Rebay. He became her close associate and advisor in organizing and running the museum. He was Chief lecturer at the museum (1939 -1946) teaching the new modernism and abstraction to the new generation of artists in the New York art community. Hilla Rebay would introduce him as "Rolph Scarlett, my great find". So considerable was her enthusiasm for Scarlett, that she and Solomon Guggenheim bought over sixty of his paintings and monotypes for the museum. After Kandinsky and Bauer, there was more of Scarlett's work in the collection than any other artists. Rolph Scarlett participated in many of the museum exhibitions and galleries and was regularly exhibiting his work in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Art Museum, the Art Institute in Chicago, the Modern Age Gallery in N.Y., the Metropolitan Museum, the Whitney Museum and the Museum of Modern Art. He studied for a time at the Art Student League with William Merrit Chase, John Sloan and Georges Luks. Listings wanted.

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Stars 1950 19x26 Original Painting - Rolph Scarlett

Rolph Scarlett

Stars 1950 19x26

Original Painting: Mixed Media, Hand Signed

Size: 14x21 in  | 36x52 cm
1950 Mixed Media $4,995
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Abstract Composition 1950 25x29 Original Painting - Rolph Scarlett

Rolph Scarlett

Abstract Composition 1950 25x29

Original Painting: Gouache, Mixed Media, Hand Signed

Size: 18x22 in  | 45x57 cm
🔥Framed Gouache $3,795
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