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Lawyers and Poetry

James Naumburg Rosenberg

New York

James N. Posenberg was a graduate of Columbia College and he received his law degree from Columbia Law School in 1898. He served for many years in the law firm led by by Judge Samuel I. Rosenman. One of Rosenberg's notable cases was the reorganization in 1912 of the United States Motor Company into the Maxwell Motor Company, which later became the Chysler Corporation. Rosenberg was also a trustee in bankruptcy in varios proceedings, including representation of the Irving Trust Company, the trustee in bankruptcy of the International Match Corporation. From 1932 to 1947, Rosenberg and other lawyers recovered over $30-million for their clients, the bondholders of International Match.

In 1922, Rosenberg founded the New Gallery in New York for the exhibition and sale of works by little-known American and foreign artists. His lithograph, 'Dies Irae' (Day of Wrath), made on the day of the Wall Street crash in 1929 appeared on the front page of the Sunday Magazine section of The New York Times in 1930.

Mr. Rosenberg retired from law practice in 1947 and devoted himself to art. His work now appears in museums throughout the United States . . .

He was also a poet. [Source: Obituary, New York Times, July 22, 1970]

James Rosenberg


James N. Rosenberg, Roman Holiday; Conversation Piece, 1926 (New Yokr: T. Yoseloff, 1964)(1947)


James N. Rosenberg, Painter's Self-Portrait (New York: Crown Publishers, 1958)


James N. Rosenberg & Joseph M. Proskauer (eds.), Columbia Verse, 1892-1897 (New York: W.B. Harison, 1897)

James N. Rosenberg, The Return to Mutton (New York: M. Kennerley, 1916) [online text]

________________, The New Magna Carta (New York: M. Kennerley, 1918)

________________, Punchinello, a Ballet (New York: M. Kennerley, 1923)

________________, On the Steppes: A Russian Diary (New York: A.A. Knopf, 1927)

________________, Unfinished Business: James N. Rosenberg Papers (Mamaroneck, New York: Marasia Press, 1967)


James N. Rosenberg, Pastel Expressions: Return of the 27th Division, March twenty-fifth, 1919 (New York: Mitchell Kennerley, 1919) [online text]

________________, New Pictures and the New Gallery, 1923 (New Yokr: Privately printed for the New Gallery, 1923)

________________, An Exhibition of Paintings by James N. Rose[n]berg, on behalf of the Maurice B. Hexter Chain in American Philanthropy at Brandeis University April 25-May 9, 1963 (New Yokr: Kaufmann Art Gallery, Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association, 1963)

________________, 50 Lithographs (New York: H.N. Abrams, 1964)

________________, Retrospective: Rosenberg.: Paintings, drawings, and prints by James N. Rosenbert; [exhibition] the College Gallery, Feinberg Library, State University College, Plattsburgh, New York, July 31-September 15, 1964 ([Plattsburg: The University, 1964].