About the artist:
In 1972 at an art street bazaar in Los Angeles, a shy young artist, entirely self-taught, displayed her first two oil paintings. Within six months she achieved national acclaim. Those of you who may not recognize her name will recognize her style. By 1976 she had become the most published artist in the world eclipsing such legendary artists as Norman Rockwell and Salvadore Dali. Her published works sold in the millions - more than any other artist dead or alive. Thus, it is said that she met with historical notoriety and overnight success. At the age of 25, Rosamond was a major player in the art world, and one of few women ever to succeed in it. Rosamond's next step was to form her own publishing and distribution company in order to have greater control of her artistic decisions. Soon after the first lithographs were published under her own company, Rosamond spent four months in Paris where she completed four new lithographs with the prestigious Atelier Mourlot. These Parisian works are still available and titled The Observations Suite.Since 1974 Rosamond has published over 40 limited editions and the plan is to continue to publish the late artist's works. Her paintings, noted for their negative space, economy of line and purity of subject matter immediately struck a chord with the public. The portraits, while often serene, evoke a deeper response from the viewer. Her style provides the opportunity in each piece for the viewer to create from their own experience. Many of those who have known Rosamond have recounted their memories of the artist whose eyes sparkled with candor, tenderness, wit and vision. What emerges from these recounted memories is a profile of a compassionate individual with a child-like spirit, who had overcome her challenges and created from the heart. The home of Rosamond's creations remains in her gallery, Rosamond & Company, Carmel, California. Here you will find a remarkable collection of originals and limited editions that hallmark this artist's career. On March 26, 1994 the world lost this treasured artist on the rocky coast of the Pacific Ocean. Rosamond's artistic legacy is preserved forever in her works, which eloquently express the essence of the feminine spirit. Rosamond launched a career that remains as dynamic today as it was in 1972. Text © 2002 Rosamond Publishing All Rights Reserved
In 1972 at an art street bazaar in Los Angeles, a shy young artist, entirely self-taught, displayed her first two oil paintings. Within six months she achieved national acclaim. Those of you who may not recognize her name will recognize her style.