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 /200 Available framed for $600 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly. Indigenous artwo...

Edition /200 Available framed for $600 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly. Indigenous artwork on the Pacific Northwest Coast often incorporates figures and animals that are related to crest symbols. Crests have been passed down through families and have varying meanings depending on the context and association with a nation, clan, or family. The figures depicted in contemporary Northwest Coast Indigenous artwork also have varying meanings but there are some common characteristics from a...

$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. Indigenous artwork on the Pacific Northwest Coast often incorporates figures and animals that are related to crest symbols. Crests have been passed down through families and have varying meanings depending on the context and association with a nation, clan, or family. The figures depicted in contemporary Northwest Coast Indigenous artwork also have varying meanings but there are some common ch...

$8,000.00