Herman Rose, an American, lyrical representational painter, was called “the painter’s painter’s painter” by Gerrit Henry in a review of Rose’s work in 1984. Rose’s rise to fame began in 1952 when the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) included him in the show, 15 Americans, along with Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollack and Clyfford Still.
During his lifetime he won a significant number of prestigious awards, honors and widespread critical recognition. Hilton Kramer said that Rose’s watercolors are “among the most beautiful works anyone has produced in this challenging medium for many years” (1981).
His work is in the collections of major museums including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Smithsonian Institution, and the National Academy of Design.