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Lot 282

Thomas Rose "Caelum" Mixed Media 1989

Estimate: $200 - $400

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Thomas Rose (American, 20th/21st c.). Oil on wood with granite painting depicting a rock
Oil on wood with granite painting titled "Caelum" depicting a rock half submerged in the water with title carved along the upper, 1989. Signed and dated along the verso. Please note that this artwork is quite heavy.

Thomas Rose was a professor in the Department of Art at the University of Minnesota and retired in 2017. An internationally recognized artist, Rose’s work has been featured in the Weisman Art Museum, the Walker Art Center, the Minneapolis Institute of Art and the Joslyn Museum, and has been displayed in countries around the world including China, Iran and Poland. Rose has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Rockefeller Foundation, Minnesota State Arts Board, Bush Foundation, McKnight Foundation, Jerome Foundation and others, as well as the Fesler-Lampert Chair in the Humanities at the University of Minnesota.

Height: 24 in x width: 19 in x depth: 2 in. Weight: 18 lbs 4 oz.


There are small spots without pigment throughout the blue field of the painting that appear original to the artistic process. Due to the nature of the work it is difficult to discern if there are any losses to the paint layer. No cracks, chips, or losses to the stone. Light wear to the frame.

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