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Artist and lecturer, born in London, whose work was “influenced strongly by the British Neo-Romantics”. He worked in oil, watercolour, mixed media, acrylic and oil pastel. Rosenthal studied at Southend and Leicester Schools of Art. As a young artist he “had a pavement exhibition outside the Tate Gallery where the director, Sir John Rothenstein, gave me five shillings and sent out a cup of tea on a silver tray.” Rosenthal was “thrown out of various colleges for being naughty”, but was a visiting lecturer/artist-in-residence at the Graham Sutherland Gallery near where Rosenthal set up a studio gallery in Saint Davids, Pembrokeshire. Welsh landscapes, especially those of Pembrokeshire, were his main works, shown in mixed exhibitions in London, including the Ben Uri Gallery, and Leicester.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)


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