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(1926 – 2015), France

Rachel Rosenthal Biography

Rachel Rosenthal was one of the key figures in the development of theater, performance and feminist art in Los Angeles. Her practice incorporated painting, collage, sculpture and artist's books, in addition to her best-known full-length performance art pieces which combined theater, dance, costumes and live music. Rosenthal was a leading figure in the L.A. Women's Art Movement and in 1973 co-founded the Womanspace Gallery, a cooperatively run gallery devoted to work by female artists. By 1989, she had written, created, directed and acted in more than 30 full-length performances. In 1990, Rosenthal was awarded a J. Paul Getty Fellowship and the College Art Association award for Distinguished Body of Work, and in 1994 she received a Women's Caucus for Art Honor Award. In 2000, she was named Cultural Treasure of Los Angeles and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Performing Arts. In 2020, the Getty Research Institute's Special Collection acquired the Rachel Rosenthal Papers, ca. 1920s – 2015, which extensively cover every phase of Rosenthal's career.

Rachel Rosenthal Featured Artworks

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Totem Pole by Rachel Rosenthal contemporary artwork
Rachel RosenthalTotem Pole, c. 1975Mixed media collage
59.1 x 43.8 x 2.5 cm
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Altar with Moon by Rachel Rosenthal contemporary artwork
Rachel RosenthalAltar with Moon, c. 1975Mixed media collage
59.1 x 43.8 x 2.5 cm
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All Seasons by Rachel Rosenthal contemporary artwork
Rachel RosenthalAll Seasons, 1975Mixed media collage
40 x 47.6 x 2.5 cm
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MARA by Rachel Rosenthal contemporary artwork
Rachel RosenthalMARA, 1975Mixed media collage
54 x 46.4 x 3.8 cm
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Large Altar by Rachel Rosenthal contemporary artwork
Rachel RosenthalLarge Altar, c. 1975Mixed media collage
74.3 x 56.5 x 2.5 cm
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Nicole by Rachel Rosenthal contemporary artwork
Rachel RosenthalNicole, c. 1975Mixed media collage
60.3 x 53.3 x 2.5 cm
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Untitled by Rachel Rosenthal contemporary artwork
Rachel RosenthalUntitled, 1975Mixed media collage
38.1 x 45.7 cm
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5 Decades by Rachel Rosenthal contemporary artwork
Rachel Rosenthal5 Decades, 1975Mixed media collage
29.8 x 36.2 x 2.5 cm
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Rachel Rosenthal Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Rachel Rosenthal, Thanks: Collage Works from the 1970s at Roberts Projects, Los Angeles
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24 October–12 December 2020 Rachel Rosenthal Thanks: Collage Works from the 1970s Roberts ProjectsLos Angeles

Rachel Rosenthal Represented By

Roberts Projects contemporary art gallery in Los Angeles, USA Roberts Projects Los Angeles

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