Joe Rosenthal (sculptor)
Chișinău, Romania (now Moldova)
|Died||July 1, 2018 (aged 97)|
|Education||Ontario College of Art|
Joe Rosenthal (1921 – July 1, 2018) was a Canadian sculptor. He has travelled and sketched in the Northwest Territories, Mexico, Cuba, England, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Spain, Greece, Jordan, Israel, and Egypt. He is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy and the Ontario Society of Arts.
He was awarded recognition by the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Canada Council, and the Toronto Outdoor Exhibition. He won first prize in the National Open Sculpture Competition for the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Monument. He was awarded The Rabin International Presentation Sculpture, Los Angeles, 1996. He latterly lived in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and died in July 2018 at the age of 97.
Rosenthal is the brother-in-law of Ross Dowson and was a member of the Revolutionary Workers' Party until the early 1950s when he was part of a split concerning the group's orientation towards the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation. His wife, Joyce Rosenthal, Ross Dowson's sister, was a long-time socialist and an activist in the women's movement, particularly around abortion rights. She co-founded the Ontario chapter of the Canadian Hemophilia Society after discovering that their son, Ron, was a hemophiliac.
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