Martin Rosenthal. Six Figures With Shields.1969. Signed and dated. Paint and ink on paper. Excellent condition. Size with frame is 12" x 10". (the printed catalog has the wrong size) Est. $300-500. Ship: $75. Martin Rosenthal (1899-1974, Jewish) was born in Woburn, MA. Rosenthal’s work was featured in prestigious Modern Art Exhibition of 1934 which was proclaimed by the press: “One of the most comprehensive exhibitions of modern art ever staged outside of the museum.” After this, Rosenthal exhibited very little but continued to paint. Sometime in the late 1960’s, the “Future People” series appeared.Rosenthal painted in the dark basement of a small home he shared with his mother in Queens, NY. In time, the works began to grow larger in size and brighter in color - as if to mock the artist’s surroundings. Eventually, he constructed some canvases almost too large to be removed from the basement. Rosenthal never really wanted to sell his “Future People.” Instead he surrounded himself with them like friends. These works were never seen until after Martin’s death in 1974.