Rosenberg & Co.
and The University of New Mexico Foundation are delighted to announce that the gallery now exclusively represents the estates of the artists Beatrice Mandelman and Louis Ribak. The two artists married in New York in 1942, and in 1944 they moved to Taos, New Mexico where they lived until the end of their lives; Louis Ribak passed away in 1979, and Beatrice Mandelman nearly two decades later in 1998.
To inaugurate this new partnership, Rosenberg & Co. will hold in January 2017 a solo show, Beatrice Mandelman and the Sixties. The exhibition will feature Mandelman's colorful compositions from the 1960s, revealing her talents as a free-spirited artist who, while remaining unswayed by the trends of the time, was able to reflect the ethos of her generation.
Beatrice Mandelman (b. 1912, Newark, NJ, d. 1998, Taos, New Mexico) began her career in 1935 as a muralist for the Works Progress Administration. From 1948 to 1949, she studied in Paris under Fernand Léger. She is known for her early Social Realist works, and her later, bold and colorful abstractions. During her lifetime, she exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Today, her works are found in public collections across the United States, including such venerable institutions as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Brooklyn Museum; the Dallas Museum of Art; the Denver Art Museum; and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Louis Ribak (b. 1902, Grodno, Belarus, d. 1979, Taos, New Mexico) immigrated to the United States with his family as a young boy. He studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Art Students League, and the Educational Alliance before joining the Works Progress Administration as a muralist. He later served in the military for two years before being discharged due to asthma and moving to Taos, New Mexico with his wife Beatrice Mandelman. During his lifetime, he exhibited at the Whitney Museum of Art, New York and the Venice Biennale; today his work is held in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Brooklyn Museum; and the Newark Museum, New Jersey, among others.