Rosemary Topp

Welcome to the website for Rosemary Topp, Bay Area artist.

July 4, 1939 San Jose, California - June 14, 2004 San Francisco, CA 

This on-line portfolio displays artwork by Rosemary Topp. It is organized by the various mediums she explored (see menu choices above). This site was created to allow visitors to appreciate the quality, quantity, and expressive range of Rosemary's artwork and depth of study during her career as an artist. The work presented here is just a portion of her rich volume of art.

Some pieces are available for purchase, and are marked by an asterisk on enlarged images. Much of her work, particularly the oil paintings, have been sold or given away to family and friends over the years. 
You may contact Betty Traynor on the above contact link if you would like any information regarding Rosemary and her art.

©2006 Rosemary Topp

About Rosemary:

Education:  University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1957-1961
B.S. in Art and Art Education, June, 1961
San Jose State University, 1963-1966
M.A. in Art (Painting and Printmaking), January, 1966 

Art-Related Employment:
Pre-College: Taught art at grade school through high school levels upon graduation from college;

Assistant Professor of Art, Drawing, Painting, Watercolor, Printmaking and Design, full and part-time, Notre Dame de Namur University (aka College of Notre Dame) in    Belmont, CA, 1965 to May 1973;

Also taught life drawing, design and other art classes to adults at various venues, including Tail Spinners Senior organization and at UC Medical Center. 

Her work appeared in national, regional and local one-person and competitive shows in the sixties and seventies, including the Society of Washington Printmakers, 25th National Exhibition; Northwest Printmakers, 37th International Exhibition, Seattle Art Pavilion; Los Angeles Printmaking Society All California Exhibition; her work appeared at the U.S. National Museum; Portland Art Museum; Milwaukee Art Center; Wisconsin State Fair; California State Fair; Phelan Awards Show-Legion of Honor, San Francisco; and she was an invited artist to the San Francisco Art Festival during the period 1967 to 1980. She received a number of purchase awards at Bay Area Arts Festivals and Centers. 

She was an active member of Artists Equity Association (Northern California Chapter), San Francisco Women Artists, and the Master Artists Guild in the sixties to early seventies. 

Her Work: 
She primarily did oil painting (mainly abstract), printmaking (intaglio, lithographs, and serigraphs), and watercolor. Her diverse volume of work was always that which made an impression on her rather than commissioned art.  

June 2005 Retrospective Show: 
On June 19, 2005 we held a retrospective show of some of Rosemary's work at The LAB in the Redstone Building of San Francisco's Mission District. Rosemary worked for many years in the Redstone Building as editor of an Arts and Humanities publication. Many who attended the show were surprised at the variety of her artistry. The show was the impetus for establishing this website, so others could see and enjoy her genius as an artist.

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