Guy Rose: American Impressionist Painter of California Landscapes

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Guy Rose (1867-1925) was one of the few American protégés of Monet, the founder of French impressionist painting. It was his mentorship under the art legend that helped Rose to transplant the impressionist style to California, bringing the tradition to the American West. Home to a diverse array of landscapes, California presented itself as an ideal region to be depicted through the impressionist lens, which focused on elements like accurate depiction of light over time and human perception of the surrounding environment.

artist Guy Rose

American Impressionist, Guy Rose

With great movement in his strokes, Guy Rose captured freeze frame shots of landscapes without making the scenes seem static. His trees would bend just so in the direction of the wind, water form white peaks to illustrate the waves breaking at the shore – even single blades of grass seem to express directionality, getting blown along in the breeze. From mountain ranges to wooded lots, bay areas, meadows, and more, Guy Rose’s paintings pay homage to the Californian countryside.

Rose’s paintings are rare to come by; many sold at the turn of the century for only hundreds of dollars to exclusives homes where they have been kept and passed down, rather than put back on the market. With an effort to recirculate this painter’s great works, art gallery Ackerman’s Fine Art is actively curating works by American Impressionist painter Guy Rose. Please get in touch to sell your art or contact us to purchase artwork by Guy Rose.

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Kenny Ackerman is an Art Dealer in New York, specializing in Fine Art Paintings from 19th-21st century Europe and America. To buy or sell original paintings by artists we represent, contact Ackerman’s Fine Art here.


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