Rose Krevit, Woman and Birds, ca. 1961. Enamel panel, 10 x 11 in. Reproduced in Craft Horizons XXI (January/February 1961), p. 50.

49. Rose Krevit

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Rose Krevit worked at Atelier 17 during Peter Grippe’s tenure as director.1 Based in the Midwood area of Brooklyn, she paid for tuition for two months (in an unknown year) and purchased plates ranging in size from very small (3 x 4”) to a larger 12 x 8” format. By the late 1950s, Krevit was working as an enamellist and exhibiting her work in galleries, museums, and craft annuals from Connecticut to California. In 1961, she addressed the first Northeast Regional Conference of the American Craftsmen’s Council held at SUNY New Paltz, and the transcription of her talk appeared in Craft Horizons.2 In it, she advocated for thinking about enameling as a kind of painting on metal plate. Nothing further is known about Krevit’s life or career.

Selected Bibliography

“Advertisement: Gallery ‘333.’” The Los Angeles Times, January 20, 1963.

“Baptists Display Divers Artwork.” Wisconsin State Journal. July 19, 1960.

Krevit, Rose. “Enameling: ‘Communication of Our Best Right Ideas.’” Craft Horizons XXI, no. 1 (January 1961): 50–51.

Mrs. Clifford Thorpe. “Craft Center Opens Exhibit.” The Bridgeport Post. July 30, 1958.

“Religious Art Display at ABA.” The Oshkosh Northwestern. July 13, 1961.


  1. Student ledger book, p. 42, Allentown Art Museum/Grippe Collection, Allentown, Penn.
  2. Rose Krevit, “Enameling: ‘Communication of Our Best Right Ideas,’” Craft Horizons XXI, no. 1 (January 1961): 50–51.