Self Portrait as a Young Man



Alvin Rosser

Alvin Rosser graduated from Ohio University in 1953 with an MFA degree.  While at OU he studied with Aaron Bohrod and Charles Burchfield.  In 1953 he married and moved to New York where he worked for the Mutual Broadcasting Company as a visual presentations artist by day and studied painting with Hans Hoffman at night.  From 1954 through 1960 he exhibited abstract paintings in group shows in many NY galleries-- Ward Eggleston, Roko, Koltnow, and Caravan among others.  He was a frequent exhibitor in the New York City Center Gallery.  In 1960 he moved to Sparta, NJ, where he still resides and paints in oil and watercolor. 

He is currently represented by:

    The ARTery Gallery in Milford, PA

    Art at the Mill in Lafayette, NJ

In his spare time, Al enjoys golf, fishing and billiards.  He is an avid music collector with over 1,000 78 rpm records living in his basement.  Al also dabbles in creative writing.  His short story “A Lesson in Love,” was published in I Thought My Father Was God, edited by Paul Auster in association with NPR’s National Story Project.


Skylands Select Best in Show 1989,  2001, 2003


NJ State Fair Uptegrove Memorial      Purchase Award, 2000


Chagrin Falls Art Alliance Purchase Award, 1955


Emily Lowe Award, 1954


Group and One-Man Shows

Featured Artist, ARTery  2002

Featured Artist, NJ State Fair 1989

Montclair Museum 1967

Paper Mill Playhouse 1960

Jersey City Museum, 1959

NY City Center 1954, '55, '56, '57

Lehigh University 1955

Cleveland Museum of Art  1954

Ohio University 1953


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