Larry Rosso Carrier Artist April 24, 2015 16:30
Larry Rosso was very well known in the Northwest Coast Native art market during the 1980s and 1990s for his impeccable bentwood boxes and modern designs. He was taught by Doug Cranmer and was influenced by Lloyd Wadhams Sr and Amos Dawson. In 1987/88, he worked with Robert Davidson on a house front project and continued a three year apprenticeship with Robert. Larry's carvings were often re-creations of Carrier designs and artifacts, from the Hazelton area, and his graphic designs were influenced by Kwakwaka'wakw traditions.
Larry's work consisted of carving feast bowls, coffee tables, bent boxes, wall panels and masks as well as producing original oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings. Larry owned and operated Northwest Coast Screencrafts 1976 Ltd. and specialized in printing limited edition serigraphs for artists such as Roy Vickers, Robert Davidson and a number of other artists. In 2005, the Vancouver Stock Exchange commissioned a large ‘Beaver’ panel in red cedar from Larry and featured it on their Annual Report. Larry passed away in 2006.