Rolph Scarlett

WORKS ON PAPER, 1940s

November 16 - December 17, 2016
January  4 - 28,  2017

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Rolph Scarlett Bio

New York Magazine Review

In these lively gouaches, watercolors, and monotypes made in the late 1930’s and 1940’s Rolph Scarlett (1889-1984) explores an ecstatic material expression with his signature hallucinatory palette.  Each of these intimate works is a tableau of moving shapes of pure pigment connecting for a second in time and space. 

Born in Guelph, Ontario, Rolph Scarlett had a long, creative career in jewelry, painting, theatrical scene production in Hollywood and industrial design including his invention of a target guided missile for the War Department in England. He died in Woodstock, NY, having exhibited in over 100 exhibitions during his lifetime.