Tony Rosenthal

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Tony Rosenthal
Born Bernard Rosenthal
(1914-08-09)August 9, 1914
Highland Park, IL
Died July 28, 2009(2009-07-28) (aged 94)
Southampton, NY
Nationality American
Education University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Known for American abstract sculptor.
Movement American abstract expressionism

Bernard J. Rosenthal (August 9, 1914 - July 28, 2009),[1] also known as Tony Rosenthal, was an American abstract sculptor. He was the creator of the outdoor cube, Alamo that: "established him as a master of monumental public sculpture, and something of a standard bearer of the contemporary structurist esthetic."[2] He stated:

"It is…important to me that the sculpture interact with the public."[3] A replica of Alamo may be found in a plaza on the campus of the University of Michigan and is denominated Endover.

Biography[edit]

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Tony Rosenthal was born August 9, 1914 in Highland Park, IL, a suburb of Chicago.

Studied:

Military Service in World War II:

Teaching Positions:

Monumental Sculptures in public places[edit]

House of the Minotaur (1980) at Laumeier Sculpture Park

Rosenthal was best known for his large outdoor geometric abstract sculptures. His works in public places include:

Tony Rosenthal died in Southampton, NY on July 28, 2009. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Dillon Rosenthal.

See also[edit]

  • Harold Harby, Los Angeles City Council member who denounced Rosenthal's statuary for the Los Angeles Police Building
  • Earle D. Baker (1888–1987), Los Angeles City Council member who introduced a resolution to remove the Los Angeles Police Building statuary

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grimes, William, Tony Rosenthal, Sculptor of Public Art, Dies at 94, New York Times, July 31, 2009.
  2. ^ Tony Rosenthal (New York, NY : Rizzoli, 2000.) ISBN 0-8478-2316-4 p.6
  3. ^ American Abstract Expressionism of the 1950s An Illustrated Survey, (New York School Press, 2003.) ISBN 0-9677994-1-4. p.290
  4. ^ Tony Rosenthal (New York, NY : Rizzoli, 2000.) ISBN 0-8478-2316-4 pp. 58-67
  5. ^ American Abstract Expressionism of the 1950s An Illustrated Survey, (New York School Press, 2003.) ISBN 0-9677994-1-4. p.293

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