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Artist of the moment…..Judith Rothschild

Judith Rothschild was an American artist born in the year 1921 in New York City. For her collegiate education Rothschild attended Wellesley College. She also attended Cranbrook Art Academy and the Art Students League of New York. She was always looking to improve life and opportunities for artists. Rothschild served on many museum boards and was even a past president of the American Abstract Painters Association.

Her parents were Herbert and Nanette Rothschild and owned furniture production companies.

The Judith Rothschild Foundation was set up to help and support emerging artists. The selection includes works from 1935 to 2004. In this clip we view some drawings included in this collection. This collection has more than 2,500 works of art! The largest collection of drawings ever given to the Museum of Modern Art New York City.

In many works she uses a blend of mixed media using collage, gouache, and ink.

Rothschild is included in prominent collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the National Gallery of Art.

Judith Rothschild passed away in 1993 at the age of 71 years old.

Her foundation included many paintings collected by her parents including Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. The paintings are to be sold off from time to time with the proceeds benefiting her foundation.

Its interesting to see how the artist was concerned about helping the art community as a whole as she was born into a well to do family. Rothschild’s spent her life living on Park Avenue with townhouse that looked like it was in Soho.

Rothschild was married to author Anton Myrer.

Price range information: Works range from $2,000 to $10,000.