Larry Rosso Wanted for Purchase or Consignment

(1944)

Larry Rosso was born in 1944 in Burns Lake, British Columbia. His family is from the village of Fort Babine and the Lake Babine band of the Carrier nation. Larry began carving under the direction of his grandfather who was a canoe carver.
Larry became involved with the Northwest Coast Indian Cultural Society, the Indian Arts and Crafts Society of British Columbia and the Northwest Coast Artist Guild. The Guild released two series of prints which were critical to establishing the Northwest Coast print market. Larry saw the need to have an artist involved in the production of prints and this led to his purchase of Screencraft Printing Ltd., which produced prints for many local artists. Larry also trained twelve artists in two-dimensional design and tool making.
Larry made the decision to return to Lake Babine and assist in the development of the community. During this time, he continued to carve and built a strong reputation as an artist.
In 1987, he returned to the coast to concentrate on carving full time. He apprenticed himself to Haida master carver, Robert Davidson, and assisted Robert on numerous commissions and projects. Larry expanded his design knowledge to include Haida and northern styles. He has also honed his sculptural techniques through the teaching of Robert Davidson.

Historical Sale Highlights

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Lake Wonish
Anne Savage
Oil on Panel (16x18 in) circa 1931
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Spring Ploughing
Maud Lewis
Oil on board (11 3/4 x13.25 in) circa 1958
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Spiritual Union
Norval Morrisseau
Acrylic (30x24 in) circa 1979-80
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Fellow Found a Horse
Allen Sapp
Acrylic (24x30 in) 1974
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Shoreline Scene
Farquhar McGillivray Knowles
oil on panel (8x5.5 in) 1880
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Skidding a Log
Maud Lewis
Oil on Board (9x11.25 in) circa 1956
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Lake O'Hara
Jock MacDonald
oil on panel (12x15 in) 1941
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Mendelssohn in Canadian Winter
William Kurelek
Mixed Media (36x26 in) 1967
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Me and My Brother Playing
Allen Sapp
Acrylic on Canvas (16x20 in) 2005
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Family Going to Cando
Allen Sapp
Acrylic (14x11 in) circa 2000
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