Joseph Rozman

Family Outing, 1966
Watercolor and Ink, signed
19.63 x 28.50 in
SKU: DB180d
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The present watercolor is an excellent example of Joseph Rosman's early style, presenting contemporary American life though a child-like, abstracted lens. In the image, a man, woman and child walks down a suburban sidewalk, presumably leaving their house on the far right. The way the woman holds her arm to the back of the man, who himself points forward, recalls Pieter Bruegel the Elder's allegorical painting 'The Blind Leading the Blind.' At the same time, however, these subjects acknowledge the Pop concerns of the 1960s by looking to contemporary life and symbols in a playful style. These together indicate an ambivalence to the subject of an American family and memories of childhood. 

19.63 x 28.5 inches, artwork
25.25 x 33.63 inches, frame
Signed and dated in pencil, lower right
Framed to conservation standards using archival materials including 100 percent rag matting and Conservation Clear glazing to inhibit fading; housed in a matte metal frame.
Artwork and frame in overall excellent condition.