Friday, October 1, 2010
I am a huge fan of 70s post pop artwork! I have been collecting watercolor portraits for about 3 years now, finding amazing prints by the likes of Sara Moon (previous post here) and artist Cristina Rosamond. Both artists share a very similar aesthetic, and very similar story. Like Sara Moon, Cristina Rosamond had very fast paced , successful career throughout the 70s and 80s to becoming almost unknown just as fast.
Here is her story
California Artist Christine Rosamond, a self-taught artist, exhibited her first two paintings in Los Angeles in 1972. Within six months she would achieve national acclaim. She soon became the most published artist in the world, surpassing even Norman Rockwell and Salvadore Dali. And yet, her name is not nearly as well-known as many of the artists she has surpassed in print. The artistic legacy of Christine Rosamond is a body of work which eloquently expresses the essence of femininity with a simple charm and beauty that can only originate in the heart of the artist. We can only wonder what further joys she might have brought us. On March 26, 1994 the world lost this very talented and treasured artist on the Pacific's rocky coast. Christine had drowned while swimming off Carmel with her daughter. The world, indeed, has lost a gem.
I found my print yesterday at Goodwill for 7.99 green tag sale.
check out what they are going for on ebay!