Larry (Lawrence) Rosso

Larry Rosso began carving at quite a young age under the expert guidance of his grandfather. He recalled, as a child, seeing his grandfather carving a large canoe and since that time could not remember ever wanting to do anything else.

Rosso was fortunate in his career to have had the opportunity to work with many major artists, in particular Doug Cranmer, Lloyd Wadhams and Robert Davidson. For many years, Rosso focused his energies on the production of superb bentwood boxes. His steamed and bent boxes are without equal, carved to perfection and of outstanding design and proportion. Rosso's enthusiastic and caring approach to his work was the reason for his success.

Before he passed away Rosso had been creating red cedar panels in a circular format exclusively for the Douglas Reynolds Gallery. Four of his four-foot panels can be viewed at the Air BC Departure Lounge, Gate A9, at the Vancouver International Airport.

In 1998, the Vancouver Stock Exchange commissioned a carved Beaver Panel for inclusion in its private collection and to be featured on the Annual Report. On November 25, 1999, the Douglas Reynolds Gallery hosted the opening of Larry Rosso: Mixed Media, Rosso’s first solo exhibition.

2 items

Frog Print
Larry (Lawrence) Rosso (Carrier)

Edition /200Available framed (as shown) for $600 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.Frogs a...

Edition /200Available framed (as shown) for $600 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.Frogs are both social, vocal and are associated with the power of transformation and the ability to traverse worlds. As the primary spirit helpers of shamans, frogs are communicators and often represent the voice of the people. Frogs were often carved at the top of totem poles to symbolize the communication of warnings or impending danger. Frog is generally given large eyes, prominent lips with a project...

$250.00

Eagle Panel
Larry (Lawrence) Rosso (Carrier)

This piece is not available for viewing at the gallery and has a production lead time of 4-6 week...

This piece is not available for viewing at the gallery and has a production lead time of 4-6 weeks.Eagle is one of the most important beings in the art and mythology of the Northwest Coast. It is respected for its intel­ligence and power, as well as its extraordinary vision, in both the literal and figurative senses. Eagles in myth are, likewise, usu­ally noble characters. Eagle is revered as a powerful hunter. Groups of mythical Eagles may gather for co-operative whale hunting expeditions, s...

$8,000.00