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Rolph Scarlett

American, 1889-1984

Rolph Scarlett was a painter of geometric abstraction during the American avant-garde movement of the 1930s and 1940s. Scarlett was born in Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 1889, he left Canada at the age of 18 to go to New York City and returned to Canada during the years of World War I. However, by 1924, Scarlett had established New York City as his home. While he was beginning his career as an abstract painter, he was designing stage scenery for George Bernard Shaw's play, Man and Superman and the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall. In 1939, while creating the Museum of Non-Objective Painting (later the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum), Director Hilla Rebay began to take an interest in Scarlett's work. By 1940, he had become the new museum's chief lecturer. By 1953, the Guggenheim owned nearly 60 of his paintings and monoprints. Scarlett later became a resident of the Woodstock art colony for more than 25 years and showed his work in the Woodstock exhibits.

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Rolph Scarlett Original Watercolor Dated 1952, Geometric Abstraction
By Rolph Scarlett
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Abstract watercolor by Rolph Scarlett, signed lower left. A great example by Scarlett. Measures: 19" H x 21" W image size. New modernist custom-made frame. Size: 24 1/4" H x 26 3/4...
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Rolph Scarlett Abstract Expressionist Painting, 1945
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Rolph Scarlett, Modernist Abstract Composition, Guache on Paper, Ca. 1950’s
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Located in New York, NY
Artist: Rolph Scarletti (Canadian, 1889 – 1984) Object: Modernist Abstract Composition Period: Ca. 1950’s Medium: Guache on paper, framed Dimensions (unframed): Height: 9-1/3”...
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