James RosatiU.S. 1912-1988
Rosati's work is typically abstract or non-representational, but often does allude to the human figure, with trunk, head, legs, or arms. This piece is meant to be viewed in-the-round so that its stainless steel surface can reflect light in different ways. Before he became a sculptor (self-taught) Rosati was a violinist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. He became interested in becoming a sculptor after an art museum visit. He worked in various media, and was influenced by the work of the Abstract Expressionists and particularly the sculptor David Smith.
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