Web Extra: Living in Art

Sam Rose, LL.B. ’62 and Julie Walters’ suburban Maryland home is a haven for animals, plants and art! House and grounds are abundantly adorned with beautiful, thought-provoking works that range from small sculptures to a bronze horse by Deborah Butterfield that weighs several thousand pounds (and required that the lawn be reinforced to support it).

These photos of Rose by Chris Myers feature just a few pieces from the couple’s extensive collection.  We’ve also included a closer look at some works that were part of the 2016 exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, “Cross Currents: Modern Art From the Sam Rose and Julie Walters Collection.”

Rose is pictured with the Butterfield horse.
Personnage, a bronze by Joan Miró, sits near the top of the Rose-Walters driveway.
Rose is seated in front of Picasso portraits of two of his three great loves (see close-ups in following pictures).
One of his great loves: the painting of his mistress Marie-Therese Walter.
And, another one of his favorites: the small sculpture White Torso by Alexander Archipenko.
Grand vase carré hibou is a vessel by Picasso featuring four portraits of a little owl that flew into the artist’s studio.
We also feature a portrait of Rose in his garden, accompanied by a colorful, monumental women by feminist artist Niki de Saint Phalle.

 

 

 

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