Guy Rose

USA / 1867 - 1925 / wikipedia
Guy Orlando Rose (3 March 1867 – 17 Nov. 1925); American Impressionist painter and California resident who received national recognition in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

His father was a prominent California senator. He and his wife raised their large family on an expansive Southern California ranch and vineyard – the San Gabriel Valley town of Rosemead bears the family name. In 1876 young Guy Rose was accidentally shot in the face during a hunting trip with his brothers. While recuperating he began to sketch and use watercolors and oil paints. He graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1884 and moved to San Francisco where he studied art between 1885 and 1888 at the School of Design with Virgil Williams, Warren E. Rollins, and the Danish-born artist Emil Carlsen. In 1886, he received honorable mentions in both drawing and oil painting; a year later he was given the school's coveted Avery Gold Medal in oil painting and contributed a still life with “excellent tone” to the Winter Annual of the San Francisco Art Association.

...In 1921 he suffered a debilitating stroke that left him paralyzed. Guy Rose died in Pasadena, California on Nov. 17, 1925. In 1926 the Stendahl Gallery held a memorial exhibition of his works.

It is interesting that California born Guy Orlando Rose eventually painted in France and was influenced by the great masters of French Impressionism.... His passion for art drove him to be eventually recognized as one of California's top impressionist painters of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His talent and importance to Impressionism and to the California Impressionist Art Movement is recognized and respected internationally and throughout the United States.
From: The Art and History of Guy Rose (1867-1925) an American Impressionist Artist
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