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JOE ROSE (1915 - 1999)

Joe Rose (Joachim Rosenberg) was a German immigrant who escaped a German Holocaust Camp during WWII, to become one of Australia’s premiere modern abstract and surrealist artists. His work was inspired by his painful experiences as a Jew in wartime Germany, but also the dark influences of German Expressionism and the macabre. He exhibited regularly at Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney, and is represented in many important private collections & institutions. His work and career was documented in several significant Jewish publications in Sydney.

"Deluge" (c.1960)

oil on board

60 x 90cm

signed lower right


"The Dreaming Real"

charcoal & chalk

90 x 60cm

signed lower right



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