Ruth Starr Rose: Revelations of African American Life in Maryland and the World

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Jan 11 2017 - Feb 26 2017

Mitchell Gallery

Annapolis, MD

This first comprehensive exhibition of paintings and lithographs by Ruth Starr Rose (1887-1965) offers a rare glimpse into the lives and spiritual world of rural African American life at the turn of the century on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. An Art Students League artist, Rose portrays crab pickers, sailmakers, and soldiers, as well as gospel song illustrations, with a dignity and compassion that expresses her deep love for the residents of the Talbot County towns of Cooperville and Unionville.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • Painting
  • American
  • 20th Century
  • People/ Children
  • Ruth Starr Rose

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