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Doris Rosenthal (American, 1889-1971), pastel on paper titled "Circus Tent II", matted and framed under glass. Exhibition label on verso from the Sidney Ross Gallery (New York) "The Theatre in Art". Frame measures 24-1/4" in height by 25-1/4" in width by 3/4" in depth, the sight image measures 17" in height by 18" in width. All measurements are approximate. Doris Patty Rosenthal (July 10, 1889 – November 26, 1971) was an American painter, printmaker, designer, and educator, who made solitary explorations into remote areas of Mexico in search of indigenous peoples. Over several decades beginning in the 1930s, Rosenthal made hundreds of sketches in charcoal and pastel depicting the everyday life and domestic activities of Indian and mestizo peasant culture, which she later used to create large-scale studio paintings. LIFE magazine featured Rosenthal’s art and travels in Mexico in a five-page spread in 1943. She painted under Guggenheim Fellowship in Mexico from 1931-1933 & 1936, and moved permanently to Mexico in 1957, and died in the city of Oaxaca in 1971.

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Doris Rosenthal "Circus Tent II" Pastel on Paper

Estimate $120 - $220Feb 17, 2018