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Rolph Scarlett    (American, 1891-1984)

 Rolph Scarlett - Endless Universe (Paintings) h: 30 x w: 37 in / h: 76.2 x w: 94 cm
Rolph Scarlett
Endless Universe circa 1935
 
 Rolph Scarlett - Surreal Landscape (Paintings) h: 24 x w: 32 in / h: 61 x w: 81.3 cm
Rolph Scarlett
Surreal Landscape 1950
 
 Rolph Scarlett - Untitled (Paintings) h: 39 x w: 30.8 in / h: 99.1 x w: 78.2 cm
Rolph Scarlett
Untitled
 
 Rolph Scarlett - Untitled (Paintings) h: 24 x w: 18.8 in / h: 61 x w: 47.8 cm
Rolph Scarlett
Untitled
 
  

Biography
1889 Born in Guelph, Canada
1900 Won Guelph Public School certificate of merit in drawing, Guelph, Canada
1901 Began art lessons, Loretto Academy, Guelph, Canada
1924 Moved to New York, NY
1907 - 1936 Theater Designer, Hollywood, CA
1938 Recipient, Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
1940 Chief Lecturer, Guggenheim Museum of Art, New York, NY
1955 Moved to the artist's colony in Woodstock, NY
1952 - 1958 Taught painting at the Edgewater artist's colony, Edgewater, FL
1965 Became an American citizen
1984 Died in Kingston, NY

Exhibitions
2009 Rolph Scarlett (1889-1984): A Canadian-American Abstractionist, Spanierman Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2007 Alan Davie (1920 - ) Mystic Visions, Rolph Scarlett (1889-1984) Abstract Interludes, ACA Galleries, New York, NY
2006 Rolph Scarlett: Painter, Designer, Jeweller, Embassy of Canada, Prince Takamado Gallery,
2005 Rolph Scarlett Paintings and Works on Paper, The Saint Joseph College Art Gallery. New York, NY (solo)
An important collection of paintings, watercolours, and gouaches by Rolph Scarlett, La Parete Gallery, Toronto, Canada (solo)
Art of Tomorrow: Hilla Rebay and Solomon Guggenheim, Guggenheim Museum of Art, New York, NY; St. Joseph Art Gallery, West Hartford, CT
2004 Rolph Scarlett, Roshkowska Galleries, Windham, NY (solo)
Breaking Boundaries: American Abstract Art, 1930 - 1945, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY
1930s: Modern American Art & Design, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY
2003 Rolph Scarlett: Art, Design and Jewelry, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Quebec (solo)
Rudolph Bauer, Hilla Rebay, Rolph Scarlett and the Museum of Non-Objective Painting, Gary Snyder Fine Art, New York, NY
2002 Rolph Scarlett: Abstract Expressionist Works from the 1940s and 1950s, Fletcher Gallery, Woodstock, NY (solo)
Art for the New Collector, Spanierman Gallery, New York, NY
2001 Abstract Expressionism: Expanding the Canons, Snyder Fine Art, New York, NY
Rolph Scarlett: Art, Design and Jewelry, The Macdonald Steward Art Center, Guelph, Canada; Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, British Columbia (solo)
2000 The American Century, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1988 Washburn Gallery, New York, NY
1987 The Ebsworth Collection: American Modernism 1911-1947, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
1982 Rolph Scarlett: Works on Paper from c. 1940, Washburn Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1981 Zabriskie Gallery, New York, NY
1977 University of Guelph Art Gallery, Guelph, Canada
1973 Rolph Scarlett, The Jacques Seligmann Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1950 Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1949 Réalités Nouvelles, Paris, France
1947 Galerie Charpentier, Paris, France
1946 Réalités Nouvelles, Paris, France
1940 Art of the Modern Age Gallery, New York, NY
Galerie Charpentier, Paris, France
Réalités Nouvelles, Paris, France
Museum of Non-Objective Painting, New York, NY
1930 Hegemeyer Studios, Pasadena, CA (solo)
1927 Ninth Annual Exhibition, Toledo Federation of Art Societies, The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
Columbia House, Toledo, OH (solo)
1926 Eighth Annual Exhibition, Toledo Federation of Art Societies, The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH

Literature
2004 Nasby, Judith. Scarlett, Rolph: Art, Design and Jewelry. Montreal, Quebec: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2004
1993 Rolph Scarlett: Early Master of the Non-Objective. Woodstock: Woodstock Artists Association, 1993 (catalogue)
1988 Rolph Scarlett: A Collection of Prints from the Estate. New York: Associated American Artists, 1988
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