Harriet (Rosensweig) Alter (1936-2021) [RA 1987-1991]
H. Alter ; Harriet Alter ; Harriet Rosenweig ;
[Born June 3, 1936 in New York, NY – died September 11, 2021 in New York, NY]


SAL record control number: 108118 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;



Birth: June 3, 1936 in New York, NY ;
Death: September 11, 2021 in New York, NY ;
Sex: Female ;
Ethnicity: White ;
Gemini ;

Known for: Abstract painting ; semi-abstract painting ; female figures ;
Medium: Oil ; acrylic ; watercolor ;
Technique: Painting ;
Subjects: flowers ; dancing couples ; interiors ;

Areas: New York, NY ;
Region: North East ;
Lived: 7 Peter Cooper Road, New York, NY ;
Spouse: Fred Alter (?-?), husband ;

Training: Erasmus Hall High School, Brooklyn, NY ; Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY ; Hunter College, New York, NY ; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY ; Arts Students’ League of New York, New York, NY under Robert Beverly Hale (1901-1985), Frank Herbert Mason (1921-2009), Lucia (Autorino) Salemme (1919-) ; National Academy of Design, New York, NY ; Pratt Institute, New York, NY ; National Academy of Art, New York, NY under Joseph Hirsch (1910-1981) ; Privately with Stephen LoMonaco (?-2014) ; Long Island University, Long Island, NY ;
Instructors: Stephen LoMonaco (?-2014) ; Lucia (Autorino) Salemme (1919-) ; Frank Herbert Mason (1921-2009) ; Robert Beverly Hale (1901-1985) ; Joseph Hirsch (1910-1981) ;
Work: Dental assistant ; Pharmacy ;


Member: Salmagundi, New York, NY, resident artist member 1987-1991 ; Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY ; Parrish Museum, South Hampton, NY ; Drawing Center, New York, NY ;
Exhibited with: Salmagundi, New York, NY, resident artist member ; Cedar Tavern ; Star Gallery ; Gallery 13-SOHO ; Dennyson Gallery-Trump Tower ; James Beard Foundation ; Gallery at Lincoln Center, New York, NY (2002, 2003) ; Watermill Museum, South Hampton, Long Island, NY ; South Hampton College, South Hampton, Long Island, NY ; Taipei ;  Taiwan ; Singapore ; Daisy Recollection, Bridgehampton, NY ; Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY ; Long Island University College, Southampton, NY ;

Milestones: Press coverage in New York Magazine, American Home Style Section (June and October 1994 issues) and previously in the East Hampton Star (1992) ;

Notes: dancer, avid reader, traveler ; “I love to paint passionately with all my heart. It is a way to reach the other side of the word, to find meaning and beauty in life, even when things seem empty and beyond comprehension. The forms of painting, color, shape, light and dark, become a language through which I see and resee the world hiding and refinding its beauty.” Harriet Alter




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