ROSE, Guy Orlando (1867-1925). Illustrator, painter.
Guy Rose was born in San Gabriel, CA on March 3, 1867. Guy Rose was the son of a senator who was a large southern California landholder and rancher (the town of Rosemead and the boulevard bearing that name are in honor of the Rose family). After graduating from Los Angeles High School, he moved to San Francisco where he began his art training at the School of Design under Virgil Williams and Emil Carlsen. In 1888 he further studied in Paris under Constant, Lefebvre, and Doucet at Academie Julian. In 1894 Guy Rose received an honorable mention at the Paris Salon, the first Californian to receive an award from that prestigious institution. Returning to NYC, Rose taught at the Pratt Institute and did illustrations for such magazines as Harper's, Century and Scribner's. In 1899 he was back in France where he bought a cottage in Giverny, and it was there that he was influenced by Monet and the French Impressionists. Guy Rose suffered from a recurring lead poisoning which affected his vision and crippled his hands, and was unable to paint for various periods of time. In 1912 he returned to New York, and two years later made his final move to Pasadena where he taught and served as director at the Stickney School of Art. In 1920 he again suffered lead poisoning, and a stroke the following year left him paralyzed. Guy Rose died on Nov. 17, 1925. His oeuvre includes coastal scenes, missions, figures, and landscapes of California and France for which his is internationally known.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California 1786-1940"
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