Rose Sigal-Ibsen Paintings & Calligraphy on Scrolls


Someone asked me why I, an enamellist, became a calligrapher. I really don’t know the answer. How my life developed, is a big surprise to me. One day I happened onto a Chinese brush painting demonstration. I was fascinated. That fascination became the guiding principal of my life. I painted bamboo, orchids, plum blossom and pine trees for years until my teacher told me my painting could be enhanced if I studied calligraphy. I did not like calligraphy, but when I went to China and studied at Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts, something happened in my heart, I don’t know what, but now I love to do calligraphy.
I am now an award winning Calligrapher and bring to it, a deep appreciation. The brush, the ink, the paper and I have become one spirit. I have fulfilled my destiny.

Rose Sigal Ibsen is a distinguished American (Romanian born) Sumi-Brush Artist.
Her work appears in galleries around the world including:
China Gallery Weizhi Schubert in Hanover, Germany
Koho School of Sumi-E, NY
NY Public Library, NY
Manhattan Savings Bank, NY
Chemical Bank, NY
Global Focus, National Museum Of Women, Washington, DC
Romanian Cultural Foundation in Bucharest, Romania
World Fine Art Gallery, NY
China National Academy Of Fine Arts, Hangzhou, China
Steinhardt Conservatory Gallery at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, NY
Cork Gallery/Lincoln Center, NY
Broom Street Gallery, NY
Art of INK in America Group at Korean Cultural Center, NY 1994
Golden West College, California
Seton Hall University, New Jersey
Doizaki Gallery, LA
Newark Museum, NJ
National Taiwan Art Education Institute, Taiwan
Korean Cultural Center, LA, 2002
Yearly Exhibition with Sumi-E Society of America & Metro, NY Chapter of Sumi-E Society
Genesis 21 American-Romanian Artists, Washington, DC
Romanian Embassy, Washington, DC
Pen & Brush, NY

She has received a number of awards and accolades both in the West and in the Far East:
Manhattan Arts Award Cover Competition, Emily N. Hatch Memorial Award (Pen & Brush)
Ming Chiao Award (National Sumi-E Society)
Hallie Hazen Memorial Award (National Sumi-E Society of America)
Nancy Rupp Memorial Award (National Sumi-E Society of America)
American Frame Award (National Sumi-E Society)
2009 International Sumi-E Brush Painting Contest and Exhibition
February-July,2009 Municipal Museum of Fine Arts, Osaka, Japan
April, 2010 Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan
October, 2010 Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2008 Who’s Who in World 2008
2008 Who’s Who in America Sixty-Second Edition
2001-2002, 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008 Who’s Who in American Art
2000, 2007-2008 Who’s Who in American Women 54th Edition
1999 Who’s Who in World 2000
1998 Who’s Who of American Women, 21st Edition (1999-2000)
1996 Award of Excellence, “Calligraphy Competition” KAmpo Cultural Center, NYC
1994 Certificate Kasaku, the 8th Japanese Vallig Exhib., Int’l Calligraphy Festival, Japan
1992 Certificate Dosho (bronze), National Kaikzome Competition, Japan Calligraphy Education Foundation, Japan

Paula M. Mayo: President & Executive Director

Frank DeGregorie, Curator

475 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10115

To inquire about them, please call Frank - 212 . 870 . 3271