Guy Rose (1867-1925) – An American Impressionist by Elaine Adams, California Art Club Newsletter, December 1995
It is interesting how life can unfold and unwittingly create one’s own destiny. Thus was the case in the life of Guy Rose. Born as the seventh of eleven children on the third of March in 1.867, Mr. Rose was raised on his family ranch, “Sunny Slope”, in the San Gabriel Valley of Southern California, where from a young age he displayed more of a penchant for books than for horses. Guy Rose’s father, L.J. Rose was of Bavarian descent who immigrated with his family to America at age eleven. Besides being known for his resourcefulness and ambition, L.J.Rose became known for his keen awareness of aesthetic beauty. No doubt all these characteristics played an instrumental role in his son’s life as an artist.