Featured Artist – Doris Rosenthal(1889 – 1971)See Artwork
FEATURED ARTIST – Doris Rosenthal (1889 – 1971)
Doris Patty Rosenthal was an American painter, printmaker, designer, and educator, who made solitary explorations into remote areas of Mexico in search of indigenous peoples. Over several decades beginning in the 1930s, Rosenthal made hundreds of sketches in charcoal and pastel depicting the everyday life and domestic activities of Indian and mestizo peasant culture, which she later used to create large-scale studio paintings. LIFE magazine featured Rosenthal’s art and travels in Mexico in a five-page spread in 1943.
Doris Rosenthal setting out on a sketching trip, Pátzcuaro, Mexico, 1943 The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation awarded Rosenthal a fellowship in 1931 to do creative work in painting in Mexico, where she was to live for two years beginning in August 1931.Thereafter, she made yearly trips to the country residing in small villages during the summer months. The Guggenheim Foundation awarded her a second fellowship for further work in Mexico in 1936.Rosenthal moved permanently to Mexico in 1957, and died in the city of Oaxaca in 1971.