Rosy Lamb

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Rosy Lamb
Born 1973
Tamworth, New Hampshire, USA
Nationality American
Education Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia
Known for Painting, Sculpture

Rosy Lamb (born 1973 in Tamworth, New Hampshire) is an expatriate American sculptor, painter and author living in Paris, France. She graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and became the assistante d'atelier of the sculptor Jean Cardot, before her work gained attention in its own right.


Lamb was homeschooled by her parents, both artists, with her four siblings in New Hampshire. She entered the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, from which she graduated with concentrations in sculpture and painting. During her undergraduate years, she also attended the Harvard Extension School intermittently.[citation needed]

She left Philadelphia for France in 2001, where she worked for the sculptor Jean Cardot.[1] That move served as a springboard for Lamb's own work and international career.


Lamb's art traces three axes -- drawings, painting and sculpture—which inevitably intersect. She draws in conté, charcoal and mixed media; she paints on linen or board, mixed media on plaster, or with watercolor; she sculpts in plaster, or bronze, or resin and mixed media on plaster.

In Europe, she has shown in the Luxembourg Gardens, sponsored by the Sénat, or the French Senate. She exhibited a painting at the BP Portrait Award 2010 show at London's National Portrait Gallery.[2] In the United States, she has had solo shows in Philadelphia, Boston and New Jersey.

She was awarded the George Coulin prize for sculpture by the Institut de France in 2002,[citation needed] and held an Artist in Residence fellowship at the Cité Internationale des Arts from 2001 to 2003.

In December 2013 she published a picture book, Paul Meets Bernadette, a simple story about two fish. This was achieved with the help of her father, Albert Lamb, also a picture book author.[1] Kirkus Reviews described the book as a "lovely, debatably romantic ode in oils".[3]


  1. ^ a b Sally Lodge (December 20, 2013). "Fall 2013 Flying Starts: Rosy Lamb". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 2014-03-07. 
  2. ^ "Exhibitor: 'Put the Dog and the Cat in the Poster' by Rosy Lamb". BP Portrait Award 2010 ( Retrieved 2014-03-07. 
  3. ^ "Paul Meets Bernadette". Kirkus Reviews. October 1, 2013. Retrieved 2014-03-07. 

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