Louis Rosenthal was my grandfather also and I was fortunate to have known him well. It had been said of him that he carries a museum around in his pocket. Now, thanks to Sharon Rosenthal's wonderful work, what was once carried in his pocket can be seen, as before, all around the world.
What an absolutely wonderful site!
hi shron,what a wonderful thing for you to do.i see where you get all your smarts.your grandfather and your dad. i have seen some of your grandfather's art,your mom spoke very kind of him.do you have the baltimore sun write upof the things your grandfather has brought to the world of art. you have done a great job of putting all the history of your grandfather and fatherout there for all the world to enjoy.you are one smart cookie.love.aunt louise
Great job. That was fascinating. I had no idea there was such talent in your family. I'd love to see the UM exhibit.
Sharon,Mazal Tov! It is an absolutely wonderful tribute to your grandfather and a very classy website. I wish you the best and look forward to reading the full biography when it is posted.Regards,Zev
Sharon-What a wonderful gift you have given all of us. I looked at the pictures in amazement for their beauty and detail. Your web site tells his story and brings that story to life. Thank you for all of your hard work and I will pass the site on to my friends.Joy-
Your grandfather's website was brought to my attention by colleagues here in the museum and I have just had a wonderful time 'walking around' the website in Louis Rosenthal's footsteps.Your introduction to the site and your evident delight in his works and his remarkable life are highly contagious and I found myself moving from the miniatures to the reviews; from the catalogue to the commentaries with a similar smile that I probably picked up from your photo. Clearly this is much more than a tribute to Louis Rosenthal's artistic achievements – as remarkable as they may be in themselves - but the real joy was evident in the way you have dedicated this site – and of course to the museum – as an ongoing project celebrating not just to his artistic legacy but to his life.I wish you success in all your endeavors in promoting Louis Rosenthal works and the joy they inspire and want to thank you making this celebration of life available online.Dr. Susan HazanCurator of New MediaThe Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Sharon, I have had the pleasure to work and see Joseph Shepherd's paintings and schulptures some of which are of past President's as well as the Pope. I was truly amazed to see the same perfection in art as was displayed by your grandfather's work. He had a gift that I can see you are proud of and want to share with the rest of the world. I know you will fulfill your dream. All the very best, John
I am the son of Allan and Jean Berman from Baltimore. My mother was vry artistic and loved your Grandfather miniatures. She had passed on to me small collection of 8 beautiful schulptures beautifully crafted by your Grandfather.. I am now 66 and my Mom and Dad are gone onto a better place..I am interested in the pieces I have in terms of history and availability of others. I am sorry that you were so young when your Grandfather passed, but I am delighted that you are able to enjoy his works, and become closer to him every day in your thoughts.. when you have a chance please feel free to contact.. Sincerely Leslie M. Berman
Thanks so much for your assistance in our Helen Kane/Louis Rosenthal article. You were prompt and informative and we could get spoiled getting this sort of assistance in our project! Keep up your good work. It is most appreciated.M. WilsonWSS Library Director
Sharon,Thank you for all your diligence and enthusiasm in creating this wonderful tribute to your grandfather and his exquisite miniatures. I hope I am privileged to see them later this fall in conjunction with the exhibition of the Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers of Washington, DC.As a historian I find your work and contribution a treasure trove of material on Revival Period miniature sculpture and hope to incorporate some of it in my latest book project. As a practicing miniaturist the works are intriguingly inspirational. What delight for those who have the pleasure to examine them in person.Sincerely,Wes Siegrist, Historian for the Miniature Artists of America
Dear Sharon Quigley-Rosenthal,Shelley Nehl and Kelley Welf at the Lindbergh Foundation have forwarded your kind message about your grandfather, Louis Rosenthal's extraordinary miniature sculptures, and the online museum you have created in his honor. I was fascinated by the examples of his work, and so impressed by the "Spirit of St. Louis" sculpture, created in tribute to the 1927 flight my late father, Charles Lindbergh, made from New York to Paris.I will enjoy looking at the other lovely creations of your grandfather's which your generosity and thoughtfulness have made available to the public. Thank you so much for sharing this legacy with others, and for thinking of the Lindbergh Foundation and the Lindbergh family.Sincerely,Reeve Lindbergh
How marvelous! Thanks so much for this lovely gift! Would be utterly delighted to hear from zen235 to discuss further!
Oh, in case you're interested, Sharon, I'm roorieux, and lived in DC...
You were correct, if one reads carefully, one could find you. This is a great site, and you've done so much. My great grand father was an artist, and also a carpenter. I have some of his paintings and also some of his carpentry tools. My mother was also an artist, and I have a lot of her paintings and prints. I've thought about doing showings of her work, and I find this site inspiring. Carmel would be a great place for your museum. Take care, and good luck. Joe
Wonderful tribute to your grandfather. I am a collector of Baltimore medals and will be glad to provide some scans for you, if you wish.
Russ Sears, Baltimore historian and collector
Found the website faascinating. How else would I have known the history of the cufflinks
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.