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Reception and Book Signing: Friday, April 20, 5:30–7:30 pm
A native Baltimorean, former trustee Amalie Rothschild ’34 (1916-2001) was an extremely versatile and imaginative artist. This exhibition is of a body of sculptural work based on the form of the liturgical vestment with each piece created out of a unique mixture of materials.
Rothschild left behind some 1,500 works—more than 350 of which are in private collections and museums, including the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Phillips Collection, The Baltimore Museum of Art, the Walters Art Museum, the Honolulu Academy of Arts, and The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. While Rothschild began her career as a painter of regional cityscapes and genre scenes in a figurative style, she soon discovered European modernism which expanded her approach to her work. She became best known for her abstract, geometric works in Plexiglas, aluminum, bronze, bark, handmade cast paper, and particle board, but she also painted using the more traditional mediums of oil, acrylic, and watercolor.
Rothschild was a major force in the Maryland art world. She was president of the Maryland Artists’ Union, founded the Baltimore Outdoor Art Festival (1953-1968), co-founded Gallery One (the first co-operative artists’ gallery in Baltimore), co-founded Maryland Art Place, served on the boards of MICA and The Baltimore Museum of Art, and taught at Goucher College as well as the Metropolitan School of Art.
Image caption: Amalie Rothschild ’34, Hippolyte, aluminum, Plexiglas, gold leaf, chain, 1972.
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