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Rolph Scarlett Art

American, 1889-1984

Rolph Scarlett was a painter of geometric abstraction during the American avant-garde movement of the 1930s and 1940s. Scarlett was born in Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 1889, he left Canada at the age of 18 to go to New York City and returned to Canada during the years of World War I. However, by 1924, Scarlett had established New York City as his home. While he was beginning his career as an abstract painter, he was designing stage scenery for George Bernard Shaw's play, Man and Superman and the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall. In 1939, while creating the Museum of Non-Objective Painting (later the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum), Director Hilla Rebay began to take an interest in Scarlett's work. By 1940, he had become the new museum's chief lecturer. By 1953, the Guggenheim owned nearly 60 of his paintings and monoprints. Scarlett later became a resident of the Woodstock art colony for more than 25 years and showed his work in the Woodstock exhibits.

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Artist: Rolph Scarlett
Untitled
By Rolph Scarlett
Located in Lawrence, NY
Never afraid of trying new styles, curious and opinionated, constantly engaged with the world around him, Rolph Scarlett more than once proved to be at the artistic zeitgeist in a ca...
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1950s Abstract Expressionist Rolph Scarlett Art

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Gouache

Untitled
By Rolph Scarlett
Located in Lawrence, NY
Gouache on paper Never afraid of trying new styles, curious and opinionated, constantly engaged with the world around him, Rolph Scarlett more than once proved to be at the artistic...
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1940s Surrealist Rolph Scarlett Art

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Gouache

“Abstract, 1950”
By Rolph Scarlett
Located in Southampton, NY
Original watercolor on archival paper by the Canadian/American artist, Rolph Scarlett. Signed lower right. Condition: Very good. Circa 1950. Overall in matte black frame with whi...
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1950s Post-Modern Rolph Scarlett Art

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Watercolor, Archival Paper

Untitled, Bird Woman
By Rolph Scarlett
Located in Lawrence, NY
Note: From the collection of Sam Esses, estate stamped with COA, oil pastel on paper Never afraid of trying new styles, curious and opinionated, constantly engaged with the world ...
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1930s Surrealist Rolph Scarlett Art

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Oil Pastel

Untitled, Collage
By Rolph Scarlett
Located in Lawrence, NY
Gouache and paper collage on paper Never afraid of trying new styles, curious and opinionated, constantly engaged with the world around him, Rolph Scarlett more than once proved to ...
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1950s Abstract Expressionist Rolph Scarlett Art

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Gouache

Untitled, Surrealist
By Rolph Scarlett
Located in Lawrence, NY
Provenance: Estate of Sam Esses Never afraid of trying new styles, curious and opinionated, constantly engaged with the world around him, Rolph Scarlett more than once proved to be...
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1940s Surrealist Rolph Scarlett Art

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Oil Pastel

1940's Composition
By Rolph Scarlett
Located in Greenwich, CT
Rolph Scarlett (Canadian, 1889-1984) signed abstract gouache and ink on paper painting depicting overlapping geometric shapes. signed lower right matted and presented in a wooden fr...
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Geometric Rolph Scarlett Art

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Ink, Gouache

Abstract
By Rolph Scarlett
Located in Saratoga Springs, NY
Rolph Scarlett (Canadian/American, 1889 - 1984) “Abstract” Signed and dated 1947, lower right Gouache on paper Provenance: Private collection, Miami Florida About Rolph Scarlett w...
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1940s Abstract Rolph Scarlett Art

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Gouache

Untitled
By Rolph Scarlett
Located in Saratoga Springs, NY
Signed lower left. This is a large example of a non-objective painting by Rolph Scarlett. Scarlett was a painter of geometric forms and shapes. His intuitive style helped establish ...
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Rolph Scarlett Art

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Canvas, Oil

Untitled Abstraction
By Rolph Scarlett
Located in Summit, NJ
Gouache on paper by Rolph Scarlett c. 1950s. The piece is signed "Scarlett" on the front in two places. The piece is in perfect condition. Unframed it measures 10.75 x 13.5.
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1950s Abstract Rolph Scarlett Art

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Gouache

Untitled Mid-Century Modern Geometric Abstraction
By Rolph Scarlett
Located in New York, NY
Rolph Scarlett Untitled Mid-Century Modern Geometric Abstraction, ca. 1950 Gouache on paper painting Hand signed on lower right front This is a stunning original, signed vintage 1950...
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Geometric Rolph Scarlett Art

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Gouache

"Untitled Study"
By Rolph Scarlett
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Jim’s of Lambertville is proud to offer this artwork. Signed lower right. Rolph Scarlett (1889 - 1984) A major exponent of non-objective painting, Rolph Scarlett's career and art...
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20th Century Abstract Geometric Rolph Scarlett Art

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Watercolor

Untitled
By Rolph Scarlett
Located in New York, NY
Rolph Scarlett Untitled Abstract Expressionist Painting, ca. 1960 Gouache, Ink, Watercolor on Paper . Hand signed, with original Jonas Aarons Gallery label 23 × 18 3/4 inches Signed ...
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Expressionist Rolph Scarlett Art

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Watercolor, Gouache

Untitled, Surrealist
By Rolph Scarlett
Located in Lawrence, NY
Never afraid of trying new styles, curious and opinionated, constantly engaged with the world around him, Rolph Scarlett more than once proved to be at the artistic zeitgeist in a ca...
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1930s Surrealist Rolph Scarlett Art

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Gouache

“Jester”
By Rolph Scarlett
Located in Southampton, NY
Early mixed media painting composed of watercolor, gouache and oil pastel on card stock of a jester by the Canadian/American artist, Rolph Scarlett. Signed by the artist lower right ...
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1920s American Modern Rolph Scarlett Art

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Oil Pastel, Watercolor, Gouache

Untitled
By Rolph Scarlett
Located in Lawrence, NY
Oil and gouache on artist board Never afraid of trying new styles, curious and opinionated, constantly engaged with the world around him, Rolph Scarlett more than once proved to be ...
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1940s Abstract Expressionist Rolph Scarlett Art

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Gouache

UNTITLED ABSTRACTION
By Rolph Scarlett
Located in Portland, ME
Scarlett, Rolph (American, born Canada, 1889-1984). UNTITLED ABSTRACTION. Colored pencils on paper, not dated. Signed, lower right. 5 5/8 x 8 1/4 inches (image), 6 x 8 3/4 inches, (s...
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Mid-20th Century Rolph Scarlett Art

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Color Pencil

Untitled Geometric Abstraction
By Rolph Scarlett
Located in Lawrence, NY
Gouache on paper Never afraid of trying new styles, curious and opinionated, constantly engaged with the world around him, Rolph Scarlett more than once proved to be at the artistic...
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1960s Abstract Geometric Rolph Scarlett Art

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Gouache

Untitled
By Rolph Scarlett
Located in Lawrence, NY
Mixed media on artist board Never afraid of trying new styles, curious and opinionated, constantly engaged with the world around him, Rolph Scarlett more than once proved to be at t...
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1940s Abstract Expressionist Rolph Scarlett Art

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Mixed Media

Abstract
By Rolph Scarlett
Located in Saratoga Springs, NY
Signed lower right. A major exponent of non-objective painting, Rolph Scarlett's career and artistic philosophy is closely linked with the early history of the Solomon R. Guggenheim...
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Rolph Scarlett Art

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Oil, Paper

Untitled Non-Objective Abstraction
By Rolph Scarlett
Located in Lawrence, NY
Oil on board Never afraid of trying new styles, curious and opinionated, constantly engaged with the world around him, Rolph Scarlett more than once proved to be at the artistic zeit...
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1940s Modern Rolph Scarlett Art

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Oil

Untitled
By Rolph Scarlett
Located in Lawrence, NY
Gouache on paper Never afraid of trying new styles, curious and opinionated, constantly engaged with the world around him, Rolph Scarlett more than once proved to be at the artistic ...
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1940s Abstract Expressionist Rolph Scarlett Art

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Gouache

Geometric Abstract
By Rolph Scarlett
Located in Saratoga Springs, NY
Signed lower left. About the artist: Rolph Scarlett was a painter of geometric abstraction during the American avant-garde movement of the 1930s and 1940s. Born in Guelph, Ontario,...
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1960s Abstract Geometric Rolph Scarlett Art

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Canvas, Oil

Abstract in Three Dimensions
By Rolph Scarlett
Located in Lawrence, NY
Gouache on paper Jo Aarons Gallery Label en verso Never afraid of trying new styles, curious and opinionated, constantly engaged with the world around him, Rolph Scarlett more than ...
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1940s Abstract Expressionist Rolph Scarlett Art

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Gouache

Untitled
By Rolph Scarlett
Located in Lawrence, NY
Oil on masonite Never afraid of trying new styles, curious and opinionated, constantly engaged with the world around him, Rolph Scarlett more than once proved to be at the artistic z...
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1950s Abstract Expressionist Rolph Scarlett Art

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Ink, Oil

"Geometric Design"
By Rolph Scarlett
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Jim’s of Lambertville is proud to offer this artwork. Signed lower left. Rolph Scarlett (1889 - 1984) A major exponent of non-objective painting, Rolph Scarlett's career and art...
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20th Century Abstract Geometric Rolph Scarlett Art

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Paper, Gouache

Untitled
By Rolph Scarlett
Located in Lawrence, NY
Gouache on paper Never afraid of trying new styles, curious and opinionated, constantly engaged with the world around him, Rolph Scarlett more than once proved to be at the artistic...
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1940s Abstract Expressionist Rolph Scarlett Art

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Gouache

Untitled (Deco Figure)
By Rolph Scarlett
Located in Lawrence, NY
Gouache on cardboard Never afraid of trying new styles, curious and opinionated, constantly engaged with the world around him, Rolph Scarlett more than once proved to be at the artis...
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1920s Art Deco Rolph Scarlett Art

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Gouache

The Dance
By Rolph Scarlett
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Rolph Scarlett painted and exhibited nationally over a multi decade career. Paintings by Rolph Scarlett were exhibited at the Museum of Art, at the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh, ...
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1950s Rolph Scarlett Art

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Mixed Media

Abstract and Drip
By Rolph Scarlett
Located in Saratoga Springs, NY
Signed lower right. Description An example of Scarlett’s abstract drip painting, this untitled work has linear and geometric elements rendered in shades of black, rose, and blue and...
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1950s Abstract Expressionist Rolph Scarlett Art

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Canvas, Oil

Untitled, Two-Headed Woman
By Rolph Scarlett
Located in Lawrence, NY
Never afraid of trying new styles, curious and opinionated, constantly engaged with the world around him, Rolph Scarlett more than once proved to be at the artistic zeitgeist in a ca...
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1930s Surrealist Rolph Scarlett Art

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Oil Pastel

Seated Woman
By Rolph Scarlett
Located in Lawrence, NY
Never afraid of trying new styles, curious and opinionated, constantly engaged with the world around him, Rolph Scarlett more than once proved to be at the artistic zeitgeist in a ca...
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1930s Cubist Rolph Scarlett Art

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Oil Pastel

Untitled, Drip Abstraction
By Rolph Scarlett
Located in Lawrence, NY
Never afraid of trying new styles, curious and opinionated, constantly engaged with the world around him, Rolph Scarlett more than once proved to be at the artistic zeitgeist in a ca...
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1950s Abstract Expressionist Rolph Scarlett Art

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Oil

Dramatic (Modernist Improvisation)
By Rolph Scarlett
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
'Dramatic', watercolor and pencil, c. 1940s. Signed 'R.S.' in pencil, lower left image, and again in the lower right sheet corner. Titled in the lower left margin. A fine, modernist ...
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Geometric Rolph Scarlett Art

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Watercolor, Pencil

“Abstract Figures, 1954”
By Rolph Scarlett
Located in Southampton, NY
Original mixed media painting composed of acrylic paint, watercolor with traces of aerosol spray paint on vinyl by the Canadian/American artist, Rolph Scarlett. Signed by the artist ...
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1950s American Modern Rolph Scarlett Art

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Acrylic, Watercolor

Four of Cups
By Rolph Scarlett
Located in Lawrence, NY
Note: this item is gouache on Bristol board Never afraid of trying new styles, curious and opinionated, constantly engaged with the world around him, Rolph Scarlett more than once ...
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1930s Expressionist Rolph Scarlett Art

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Gouache

Abstract
By Rolph Scarlett
Located in Saratoga Springs, NY
Signed lower right and a double sided painting.
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Expressionist Rolph Scarlett Art

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Oil, Board

"Abstraction I," Rolph Scarlett, gouache, modernism, American art, ca 1940-50
By Rolph Scarlett
Located in Wiscasset, ME
Born in Ontario, Canada, Rolph Scarlett left home at age eighteen for New York City, making that city his home for long periods during his lifetime. While beginning his career as an ...
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1940s Abstract Expressionist Rolph Scarlett Art

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Gouache

Untitled (Abstraction)
By Rolph Scarlett
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Untitled (Abstraction) Ink on textured paper, c. 1958 Signed lower right: Scarlett Note: A rare mid to late 1950s example of the artist's abstract expressionist style. Provenance: Es...
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1950s Abstract Expressionist Rolph Scarlett Art

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Ink

“Floating Forms”
By Rolph Scarlett
Located in Southampton, NY
Mid century modern gouache on paper by the well known Canadian/American artist, Rolph Scarlett. Signed and dated in blue pen lower left, 1947. Condition: Good. Framed in thin bla...
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1940s Modern Rolph Scarlett Art

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Paper, Gouache

UNTITLED ABSTRACTION
By Rolph Scarlett
Located in Portland, ME
Scarlett, Rolph (American, born Canada, 1889-1984). UNTITLED ABSTRACTION. Colored pencils on paper, not dated. Signed, lower right. 5 5/8 x 8 1/4 inches (image), 6 x 8 3/4 inches, (s...
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Mid-20th Century Rolph Scarlett Art

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Color Pencil

Untitled Abstraction
By Rolph Scarlett
Located in Summit, NJ
Gorgeous gouache on paper by Rolph Scarlett c. 1950s. The piece is in perfect condition. Unframed it measures 13.75 high by 16 wide. It is signed "Scarlett" lower right.
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1950s Abstract Rolph Scarlett Art

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Gouache

"Abstraction," Rolph Scarlett, ca 1947, abstract expressionism, gouache
By Rolph Scarlett
Located in Wiscasset, ME
Born in Ontario, Canada, Rolph Scarlett left home at age eighteen for New York City, making that city his home for long periods during his lifetime. While beginning his career as an ...
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1940s Abstract Expressionist Rolph Scarlett Art

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Gouache

"Orange Face"
By Rolph Scarlett
Located in Southampton, NY
Circa 1945 Signed lower left Sight size 12 x 10.5 in Overall size in newly matted one inch wide black frame 25.5 x 21.5 in
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1940s Modern Rolph Scarlett Art

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Gouache, Paper

Geometric Composition
By Rolph Scarlett
Located in Saratoga Springs, NY
Rolph Scarlett (Canadian/American, 1889 - 1984) “Geometric Composition” Signed lower right, circa late 1930’s early 1940’s 19 ½ x 26 inches Mixed media, Price on request About Rolph...
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1930s Abstract Geometric Rolph Scarlett Art

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Mixed Media, Board

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