Born in Whitby, England on Jan. 7, 1884, Tose settled in San Francisco in 1922. After joining the staff of the Academy of Sciences, he made several trips to Africa to get specimens for the African Hall in Golden Gate Park. He created the large habitat groups and dioramas there and was assisted by his son Cecil (1912-1958). His small paintings are mostly exotic birds and other creatures.
He died in San Francisco on Nov. 14, 1944.
Exh: EastWest Gallery (SF), 1933.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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