Guy Orlando Rose USA

3-3-1867 San Gabriel, USA – 11-17-1925 Pasadena, USA

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Rose, Guy Orlando

Guy Orlando Rose's 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 Orlando 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 did his art training at the California School of Design, where he studied with the Danish-born artist Emil Carlsen.

On September 12, 1888, Guy Orlando Rose enrolled at the Académie Julian in Paris and studied with Benjamin-Constant, Jules Lefebvre, Lucien Doucet and Jean-Paul Laurens while in Paris. In 1888-89, he won a scholarship at the Academie Delacluse. He met fellow students Frank Vincent and Frederick Melville at the Académie Julian – Frank Vincent and Guy Rose were to remain lifelong friends.

Guy Orlando Rose lived in New York, New York in the 1890s and illustrated for Harper's, Scribners, and Century. In 1900 he resided in Paris and spent the winter in Briska, Algeria where he painted three known paintings. From 1904 to 1912 husband and wife lived in Giverny and his works from this period show the influence of "the master" Claude Monet, who became his friend and mentor.

In 1913-1914 the Roses summered in and held an outdoor sketching school at Narragansett, Rhode Island. Suffering on and off again from the effects of lead poisoning, Guy Orlando Rose and his wife moved permanently to Los Angeles, California in 1914.

Art Movement: Impressionism
Influences: Virgil Williams, Claude Monet, Benjamin-Constant, Jules Lefebvre, Jean-Paul Laurens
Traveled: France, Algeria
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