By very well listed, but underappreciated by the market, Easthampton, New York artist FRANK ROTH (1936-) is this drawing in crayon, gouache and ink, signed at lower right and dated there "3/67". The work, unframed, is on paper measuring 13 7/8" by 17". **NOTE ON CONDITION**The drawing has an irregular, roughly "V" shaped small tear in the low-quality paper at lower left, in the blue band, measuring about 1 1/4" by 1 1/4", and another nearby generally horizontal tear above and to the left of that in the field. No doubt this could be repaired. See photos of that from front and one from the reverse. There is also some browning of the 50 year old paper, most visible in the margins and near the image corners where the old mat, having slipped to and fro over time, left old mat stains at that corners. The artist is extremely well listed, appearing in such reference works as the Cummings "Dictionary of Contemporary American Artists", where there is a long writeup indeed. Roth was Boston-born but worked a lot in New York, where he studied at Cooper Union and with Hans Hoffmann. He taught in the East, Midwest and at Berkeley, won numerous awards and was exhibited at prestigious New York galleries including the Martha Jackson Gallery and Grace Borgenicht Gallery, and in Europe, in the late 1950's and into the 1960's. His work found its way into major corporate collections and museums including the Whitney, Walker (Minneapolis), Corcoran and other first level institutions. Strangely, his record at auction is not commensurate with the recognition he achieved. As of 2008 he was still living in Easthampton, Long Island New York. See the net for more on this most talented modern artist.
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