BIO: ROSALYNDE GREEN SPEIGEL (1913 - 2005)
Rosalynde Green Speigel studied at Columbia University in New York City, The University of Chicago, in Positano, Italy and received her BFA and MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago. She also studied with painter Thurman Nicholson and sculptors Richard Hunt and Harry Bouras, among others. An abstract expressionist, Speigel's work is largely influenced by the painter Hans Hoffman. Her dynamic use of color, space and line is best explored in her larger canvases, which visually take the viewer beyond the painting's edges into a world of abstract landscapes.
Speigel’s work was exhibited in Chicago at The Art Institute, Gillman Galleries, The Arts Club, American Medical Association, Hyde Park Art Center, South Shore Commission Art League, Dellora A. Norris Cultural Center, as well as Fine Arts Gallery in Columbus, Ohio, Anomon Gallery & Mc Dowell Gallery in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Artisan Gallery in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada as well as Positano Art Workshop in Positano, Italy.
Speigel’s work is represented in corporation and office collections in Chicago, Illinois at McDonald’s Corporation, Dr. Theodore Zekman, Dr. James Sheinin, Charles Ifergan Building, Harvard St. George School, Dr. Harold Lasky, Sonnenschien, Carlin, Nath & Rosenthal, Dr. Irving Mack, Neurological Surgery, S.C. and Central Camera Company. In Ontario, Canada the Bramalea Building, Acme Construction Company, Dr. Kenneth Livingston & Killarney Mountain Lodge. In New York City at Furman’s Architectural Firm.
Speigel’s work is represented in private collections in Sudbury, Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Chicago, Illinois, Cleveland, Ohio, Miami, Florida, New York, New York, Malibu, California, Zambia, Africa, New Delhi, India, Rome, Italy and Paris, France.
All of her pieces were painted in her studios in both Chicago and Killarney, Ontario, Canada on de Lamarondiere Rock. She was married for 52 years to Dr. I. Joshua Speigel one of Chicago’s foremost neurosurgeons and formerly the President of the Neurological Association of America.