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Seymour Rosofsky

(Chicago, Illinois, 1924 - 1981, Chicago, Illinois)

American

Seymour Rosofsky was a leading figure among the generation of Chicago artists who turned away from the abstract styles that dominated New York in the mid-twentieth century and instead painted figurative subjects in a surreal mode. A graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Rosofsky asserted that these artists wanted to “portray a more humanistic quality—including the mystical, social and emotional aspects of life.” An admirer of Surrealist artists René Magritte and Max Ernst, Rosofsky addressed narrative themes with significant personal content in his work.

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