• Seymour Rosofsky
    Xylophone Player
    1965
    gouache and watercolor on paper
    18 7/8 x 25 inches

  • Seymour Rosofsky
    Santa Claus and Turtle
    1979
    gouache and ink on paper
    19 x 25 inches

  • Seymour Rosofsky
    Two Women, Legs Akimbo
    1978
    pastel on scarlet paper
    22 x 32 inches

  • Seymour Rosofsky
    Undiscovered Drawings Series (4)
    1976
    gouache and watercolor on paper
    23 1/4 x 29 1/8 inches

  • Seymour Rosofsky
    Clay People
    1974
    gouache on paper
    18 3/4 x 25 7/8 inches

  • Seymour Rosofsky
    The Club
    1971
    watercolor and gouache on paper
    23 7/8 x 27 7/8 inches

  • Seymour Rosofsky
    Couple Dancing in Living Room
    1970
    gouache and watercolor on paper
    24 x 35 3/4 inches

  • Seymour Rosofsky
    Girls Jumping in Tilting House
    1970
    gouache on paper
    19 5/8 x 24 inches

  • Seymour Rosofsky
    Untitled
    n.d.
    pastel on orange paper
    19 x 25 1/4 inches

  • Seymour Rosofsky
    Children with Masks in the Zoo II
    1969
    charcoal, pastel and watercolor on paper
    19 x 24 7/8 inches

  • Seymour Rosofsky
    Ski Mask People on Tags Hanging from Trees
    1969
    ink and gouache on paper
    23 7/8 x 36 inches

  • Seymour Rosofsky
    Daley Machine
    1968
    oil on canvas
    24 x 36 inches

  • Seymour Rosofsky
    Untitled
    n.d.
    gouache on red paper
    18 3/4 x 26 inches

  • Seymour Rosofsky
    Seated Man, Blue Background
    n.d.
    ink and gouache on paper
    19 x 25 inches

  • Seymour Rosofsky
    Study for “The Alarm”
    1966
    pastel on paper
    19 x 25 inches

  • Seymour Rosofsky
    Girl Jumping
    mid 1960’s
    watercolor and gouache on paper
    22 x 30 inches

  • Seymour Rosofsky
    Rifleman and Bar
    1965
    pastel on tan paper
    20 x 25 3/4 inches

  • Seymour Rosofsky
    Woman at Table with Cake
    n.d.
    pastel on tan paper
    21 3/4 x 29 1/2 inches

  • Seymour Rosofsky
    Dwarf Figure Dancing
    1960
    pastel on paper
    17 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches

  • Seymour Rosofsky
    Girl Jumping
    1958
    pastel on gray paper
    26 1/4 x 19 1/8 inches


BIO

b. 1924 – d. 1981

Lived and worked in Chicago, Illinois.

Seymour Rosofsky is one of the key figures in twentieth century Chicago art.  Emerging in the late 1940s as part of the movement later dubbed the “Monster Roster,” alongside Leon Golub, Nancy Spero, June Leaf, and Dominick Di Meo, he initially painted grotesque, existentially angst-ridden figures, perfect little monsters.  By the early 1960s, Rosofsky had begun to develop a singularly fantastical style rooted in observational painting, creating unflinching masterworks like “Unemployment Agency” (which has hung in Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office) and “Homage to Spain, Thalydomide Children, Others” (in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago).  Rosofsky’s brilliance as a painter is widely recognized, but he was also a spectacular draughtsman with a particular interest in drawing as both a process and a medium.