Nicholas St John Rosse R.S.M.A.
Nicholas St. John Rosse was born
in 1945 in Hampstead, London, and was educated at University College
From an early age he became
interested in painting, encouraged and enthused by watching landscape painter
Donald Towner at work in the open air, and visiting his studio.
On leaving school, a few months employment at
Clifford Milburn (Reeves) gave him the opportunity to become familiar with the
work of Pietro Annigoni.
Nicholas went to
see him in Italy with a portfolio of drawing. Three very beneficial years in
Florence followed, as a student with the master and attending the Scuola del
Nudo of the Florence Academy.
Nicholas St. John Rosse has
exhibited widely in one-man shows in London, the counties and abroad, and also
in numerous group exhibitions including the RA, The Royal Society of Portrait
Painters, the Royal West of England Academy and the Royal Society of Marine
Artists. In 2012 Nicholas was elected to full membership of The Royal Society of Marine Artists. He is a regular contributor to various art magazines.
In 1981, Nicholas, his wife
Chantale and their two sons Alexandre and Sebastien moved to Trethevy on the
North Cornish coastwhere the wild cliffs and beaches provide the artist with
endless settings for his figure and beach compositions.