Frank S. Rose
Frank was born in 1927, the ninth child of Philadelphia newspaper writer, Don Rose and his wife Marjorie. He began painting in his early teens.
He has served as a member of:
The Colchester Art Society in England
The Kitchener-Waterloo Society of Artists in Canada, where he served two years as President
The Bucks County Art Alliance in Pennsylvania,
The Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild, serving as President 1987-1988.
He is a signature member of the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild and also of the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies.
His work has been exhibited in Colchester, England, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada,
Suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, various shows in Tucson, Tubac and Phoenix.
His paintings have been accepted into four Western Federation of Watercolor Societies shows, receiving an Award of Excellence at the 13th Annual Exhibition.
His painting won Best of Show in the Arizona Sonoran Desert- Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild exhibition 1996-1997.
He had paintings accepted in the Arizona Aqueous shows 1986, 1989 and 2007
He, and his wife Louise, have lived in Tucson since 1982. His artist son, Owen, lives near Tucson and exhibits with the Big Horn Gallery in Tubac, Arizona and Cody, Wyoming.
Frank is the author of “Mountain Wildflowers” published 2011 by the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum, and its sequel: “Mountain Trees.” which was published in 2012. He also painted the illustrations for the book: “Herbal Medicine of the American Southwest” by Charlie Kane.
With Bob Maginel he co-authored the book “The Joy of Spiritual Growth.” Other books include: “Reflections on Providence” based on the book “Divine Providence” and “Reflections on Heaven and Hell” based on the book “Heaven and Hell” both books by Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772).
He is represented by Orchard Artworks Gallery in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania.
In July, 2003, Frank retired as Pastor of Sunrise Chapel, 8421 E. Wrightstown Rd., Tucson, where he had served for 21 years. He now lives in retirement, devoting his time to hiking, searching out wild flowers, and painting.