Charles Rosner—Untitled (sailing ship)
Born to a doctor's family in Langendorf, Germany, Charles Rosner's (1894–1975) childhood included family holidays in the Port of Kolberg. During these visits he developed a fascination for the sea and the vessels which plied its ways. He went on to serve aboard the sailing ships he admired as a youth and accumulated an impressive five cape horn passages before leaving the sailor's life in Iquique, Peru at the onset of the first world war. While there he worked in copper mines for the war's duration, which assuredly helped his passion for traveling resurface. The artist then emigrated to Canada and onward to America, where he soon married and established a permanent home in New York.
This piece is:
Untitled (sailing ship), ca. 1940
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