Larry Rosso


July 21, 1944 (d. 2006)

Babine Lake, Burns Lake, BC

Larry Rosso 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 him. 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. His work consisted of carving feast bowls, coffee tables, bent boxes, wall panels, and masks, as well as original oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings. Larry owned and operated Northwest Coast Screencrafts 1976 Ltd., and specialized in printing limited edition serigraphs for Roy Henry 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.