Guy Orlando Rose was born March 3, 1867 in the family of California Senator Leonard John Rose.
All his childhood Guy spent on his father's ranch, and did not think about the artist's career. The fate of the boy was decided by an accident. In 1876, during the hunt, by an accidental shot of his brother, he was wounded in the face. Recovery was painful. To brighten up the long treatment to the boy, drawing helped: with great interest and enthusiasm, he could spend hours working with oil and watercolor, creating his first inept work.
Painting so fascinated Guy, that after recovery he decides to link his life with art. In 1884, in Los Angeles, he successfully graduated from High School and entered the California Design College (San Francisco). Four years later, Rose leaves for France, where she studies at the Julian Academy in Paris.
For the first time to present their works to the court of viewers and critics, Guy Rose is decided in 1890 - his paintings were exhibited at the Paris Salon. Later, he participated in the Salon exhibitions in 1891 and 1894.
In 1891, the fate of the artist again changed dramatically. In the work he often used paints and coloring pigments, which included lead. As a result of heavy metal poisoning, Guy Rose was forced to leave oil painting. Returning to America, he settles in New York, where he works at the Brooklyn Pratt Institute as a teacher and illustrator.
Continuing to be interested in painting, Rose from time to time comes to France. In 1893-1894, in 1899, he lives and works in the capital, and then acquires a farmhouse in the town of Giverny. Here, the artist will equip the studio, where later his best works will be written.
In addition to France, Guy Rose also visited other countries at that time. So, in 1900 he worked a lot and fruitfully in Algeria.
In 1901, the artist's work was highly appreciated by critics - he won a bronze medal at the World Exhibition in Buffalo.
In 1904 - 1912, Guy Rose, together with his wife Ethel, live and work in France, in the colony of artists in Giverny. In 1910, together with L. Parker and R. Miller, he demonstrated his paintings at the exhibition of artists of the Giverny group, which opened in New York. In the works created at this stage of creativity, there is a strong influence of painting by Claude Monet. Rose met with this artist during his first visits to France. Monet became not only a teacher, but also a close friend of Guy, who highly valued the work of the French painter.
In 1913, the couple moved to Rhode Island, where they studied painting and teaching at the Narrangsetta school for a year.
A year later, the effects of lead poisoning appeared - the artist is seriously ill and the family was forced to return to California. Here Rose continues to work and in 1915 presents new works at the World Exhibition in San Francisco, where he receives a silver medal.
In 1919-1921 Guy Rose headed the School of Arts in Pasadena. In 1921, the artist suffered a severe stroke, by the consequences of which he died four years later.