Ben Uri collection

The Frailty of All Things

Artist information

Name Joe Rose (1915-1999)

Born Waldenberg, Germany

Died Tasmania, Australia

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Joe Rose was born in Waldenberg, Germany in 1915 and imprisoned in Sonnenburg Concentration Camp in 1933 for anti-Nazi activities, and then in Buchenwald in 1938. In 1939 he and his wife escaped to England and he served in the British army throughout the war. Afterwards he studied art and worked and exhibited in Australia, where he was awarded the British Empire Medal, afterwards dividing his time between Australia and London. An exhibition of his work was held at Ben Uri in 1987.

Object Details

Date 1976

Object type painting

Medium oil on canvas

Materials and techniques oil (medium) canvas (support)

Unframed 99.7 x 74.1 cm

Framed 106 x 80.3 cm

Signed signed and dated, bottom right: Joe Rose 76

Acquisition gift from the artist 1979

Accession number 1987-338

Display status not on display


painting | portrait

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