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Oh Death, Where is Thy Sting?, 2011 Oil on Canvas 24x36 © Lee Harvey Roswell 2011
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Eden's Legs, Fall-Out, and All This Must Go!, 2011 Oil on Wood 18x24" © Lee Harvey Roswell 2011
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The Ramblin' OHM, 2011 Oil on Canvas 24x36" © Lee Harvey Roswell 2011
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Whales to Light, 2011 Oil on Canvas 10x30" © Lee Harvey Roswell 2011
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Apeshit!, 2011 Oil on Canvas 24x36" © Lee Harvey Roswell 2011
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Enlightening the Apple, 2011 Oil on Canvas 24x30" © Lee Harvey Roswell 2011
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Bacchus Fermentus, 2011 Oil on Canvas 30x40" © Lee Harvey Roswell 2011
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Thee Aristocrat, 2011 Oil on Canvas 24x36" © Lee Harvey Roswell 2011
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From the Moment You Are Born, 2009 Oil on Canvas 16x20" © Lee Harvey Roswell
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P.T. (What Became of the Circus), 2010 Oil on Canvas 16x20" © Lee Harvey Roswell
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A Very, Very Distinguished Gentleman, 2009 Oil on Wood 5x10" © Lee Harvey Roswell
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After Michelangelo's Madonna, 2009 Oil on Canvas 10x10" © Lee Harvey Roswell
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Table Manners, 2008 Oil on Canvas 10x10" © copyright Lee Harvey Roswell 2008
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Royal Flush, 2008 Oil on Canvas 10"x10" © copyright Lee Harvey Roswell 2008
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The Dressing Room , 2007 Oil on Canvas 24"x30" © copyright Lee Harvey Roswell 2007
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Ernie's Crossroads, 2007 Oil on Canvas 16"x20" © copyright Lee Harvey Roswell 2007
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The Breaks I, 2007 Oil on Canvas 20"x20" © copyright Lee Harvey Roswell 2007
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The Breaks II, 2007 Oil on Canvas 20"x20" © copyright Lee Harvey Roswell 2007
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Thieves of Dreams, 2007 Oil on Canvas 22"x28" © copyright Lee Harvey Roswell 2007
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Lil' Critique, 2007 Oil on Canvas 18x22 © copyright Lee Harvey Roswell 2007
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Easy As..., 2007 Oil on Canvas 18"x22" © copyright Lee Harvey Roswell 2007
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Painting Myself Into a Corner, 2006 Oil on Canvas 18"x22" © copyright Lee Harvey Roswell 2007
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A Picture of Life (on the Other Side of the Canvas), 2006 Oil on Wood 18"x22" © copyright Lee Harvey Roswell 2006
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Motion is a Fable, 2006 Oil on Canvas 18x24" © copyright Lee Harvey Roswell 2006
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The Hole and Some of His Parts, 2008 Oil on Canvas 10x10" © copyright Lee Harvey Roswell 2008
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Capturing the Image, 2008 Oil on Canvas 10x10" © copyright Lee Harvey Roswell 2008
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Shrodinger's Cat, 2008 Oil on Canvas 10x10" © copyright Lee Harvey Roswell 2008
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Bringing in the Tide, 2009 Oil on Canvas 10x10" © Lee Harvey Roswell 2009
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Encore Call, 2007 Oil on Canvas 22x28" © Lee Harvey Roswell 2007
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Long Pants (portrait of Harry Langdon), 2009 Oil on Wood 9x12" © Lee Harvey Roswell 2009
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Strange Pool, 2009 Oil on Canvas 8.5x10" © Lee Harvey Roswell 2009
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A Lil' Business with Pleasure, 2009 Oil on Canvas 16x20" © Lee Harvey Roswell 2009
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The Three Graces, 2007 Oil on Canvas 2.5x2.5' © Lee Harvey Roswell 2007
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Portrait of Maya Avery, 2009 Oil on Wood 9x12" © Lee Harvey Roswell 2009
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Autobreakdown, 2006 Oil on Canvas 16x20" © Lee Harvey Roswell
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Chin Up!, 2009 Oil on Canvas 20 X 20 X 1 Inches © Lee Harvey Roswell
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On Thin Clouds with Heaven, 2010 Oil on Wood 33 X 27 X .5 Inches © Lee Harvey Roswell
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Bip is Dead! LOng Live Bip!, 2007 Oil on Canvas 16 X 12 X 1.25 Inches © Lee Harvey Roswell
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Checkered, Passed, 2008 Oil on Canvas 10 X 10 X 1.25 Inches © Lee Harvey Roswell
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Moonchild, 2008 Oil on Canvas 10 X 10 X 1.25 Inches © Lee Harvey Roswell
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Blasted Monkey (homouroboros), 2008 Oil on Canvas 10 X 10 X 1.25 Inches © Lee Harvey Roswell
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Touch-Ups for Resale, 2008 Oil on Canvas 10 X 10 X 1.25 Inches © Lee Harvey Roswell
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Take It From the Top, 2009 Oil on Canvas 20 X 20 X 1.25 Inches © Lee Harvey Roswell
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Anger Feeds on Anger, 2009 Oil on Canvas 20 X 20 X 1.25 Inches © Lee Harvey Roswell
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I SAW WOMAN!, 2005 Oil on Wood 20 X 16 X .5 Inches © Lee Harvey Roswell
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Sketch 07.10, 07.10 Pencil on Paper 9 X 9 Inches © Lee Harvey Roswell
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Neoerometroretromo, 2010 Oil on Wood 6.75 X 5.5 X .25 Inches © Lee Harvey Roswell
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ATV, 2006 Oil on Wood 8 X 6 X .25 Inches © Lee Harvey Roswell
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When Money Up & Splits, 2010 Oil on Wood 19 X 9.25 X .25 Inches © Lee Harvey Roswell
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The Still-Life That Ends It All (Empathic POV), 2010 Oil on Canvas 20 X 16 X 1.25 Inches © Lee Harvey Roswell
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Powder, 2006 Oil on Wood 8 X 6 X .25 Inches © Lee Harvey Roswell
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The Most Expensive Melancholy of the Silents, 2006 Oil on Canvas 20 X 16 X 1.25 Inches © Lee Harvey Roswell
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The Three Graces, 2008 Oil on Canvas 30 X 30 X .5 Inches © Lee Harvey Roswell`
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Encore Call, 2008 Oil on Canvas 24 X 20 X 1.25 Inches © Lee Harvey Roswell`
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Can Can, 2008 Oil on Canvas 10 X 10 X 1.25 Inches © Lee Harvey Roswell
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The Enrapt Scholar, 2010 Oil on Canvas 20 X 16 X 1.25 Inches © Lee Harvey Roswell
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The Curtain & the Crow, 2011 Oil on Wood 12x28" © Lee Harvey Roswell 2011
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What Hudzo Saw, 2011 Oil on Canvas 12 X 18 © Lee Harvey Roswell
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What Hudzo Saw, 2011 Oil on Canvas 12 X 18 Inches © Lee Harvey Roswell
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Dueling Fonts, Right Pendant, 2010 Oil on Panel 12 X 14 Inches © Edward Walton Wilcox
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Whales to Light, 2011 Oil on Canvas 10 X 30 Inches © Lee Harvey Roswell
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Freefall, New York
Birth year
1974
Lives in
San Francisco
Works in
San Francisco
Tags
realism, landscape, performance, surrealism, modern, traditional, photography, figurative, exhibition/performance
Statement

Lee Harvey Roswell is a self-taught artist from Freefall, New York, whose work is noted for its blend of angst and humor. Themes of death and entropy, tribulation and futility run amok in his distinctly surreal, often-slapstick/ often-nightmarish world. The result is at once mocking and melancholic. For the past decade plus his attention has turned almost exclusively to oil painting, though it's always a surprise what direction he'll steer things next. Lee now lives in San Francisco, and his work is shown, collected and published internationally.