Seymour Rosofsky1924-1981

Note
Art Institute of Chicago
Location
Chicago, IL

$12,500 to acquire the 1957-58 painting Unemployment Agency for their permanent collection. During the early 1950s, Rosofsky was associated with a group of Chicago artists called the “Monster Roster” who challenged New York’s abstract styles by painting recognizable and disturbing imagery. Rosofsky worked in Chicago throughout his career and created expressive dream-like paintings that depict darker aspects of the city as well as fantastical and grotesque figures.