A brief biography of Arthur Rose, submitted by his son, Arthur Rose, Jr :
The artist was born in Charleston, South Carolina on May 26, 1921. He was one of eight siblings who attended the public schools of the city. In November 1942, he left high school in the first semester of his senior year to enlist in the Navy. He was active in the Navy until December 6, 1945, when he was honorably discharged. He returned to complete high school, graduating in May of 1946. After graduation, he enrolled at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina. (He was the only sibling to attend school beyond high school.) During those school years, he met and married his wife Elizabeth, also a student at Cla
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