"PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG WOMAN"
OIL ON CANVAS, SIGNED
AMERICAN, DATED 1959
30 X 24 INCHES
Rosenfeld was a celebrity portraitist, Alexander Rosenfeld was born in Poland in 1905 and was educated at the Academy of Warsaw and the Academy of Art in Krakow, Poland. He was the son of noted muralist, Joseph Rosenfeld. Alexander began painting at the age of six and by the age of 21 had painted portraits of many prominent people in Poland.
He came to New York as an emissary of Polish art in 1922, and soon was painting portraits of New York and Boston's "Rich and Famous".
In 1929, the mother-in-law of studio magnate Samuel Goldwyn convinced Rosenfeld to move to California.
He settled in Los Angeles and was soon doing specialized creative work for the motion picture industry including
His private commissions included portraits of Helen Hayes, Katherine Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Errol Flynn, Bette Davis, Joan Fontaine, Sydney Greenstreet, Carolyn Jones, Vanessa Redgrave, as well as royal family members, Prince Mo-Ho-Din and Lord and Lady Cholmer Jones.
Rosenfeld died in La Quinta, California in 1995.