Edith Isaac Rose

1929 – 2018

NFWFWF is sorry to announce the passing of Edith Isaac Rose. She passed away early on the the morning of January 20, 2018.

Born in Chicago in 1929, and neé Ganansky-Teitelbaum, she graduated from The Art Institute of Chicago in 1951 and moved to New York in 1959 where she lived ever since. Taking as her professional name her parents’ first names, Edith was a prolific artist working first as an abstract expressionist then turning in the 1980s to figurative, political work consisting of drawings, paintings, and embroideries which she called “Daily Rage”.

She had been represented by the Phyllis Kind Gallery and her work is in the Hirshhorn Museum as well as numerous private collections.

Edith, along with her partner of 35 years, Bea Kreloff, (1925-2016), founded Art Workshop International in 1981 where they held art and writing workshops in Assisi, Italy, Monhegan Island, Maine, and Puerto Escondido, Mexico.

Following Edith’s wishes there will be no funeral services. Her beloved dog, Lucy, is being cared for by her niece, Sharon McGrew, in Spokane, Washington.