Percival Leonard Rosseau
(1859 - 1937)
Percival Leonard Rosseau was active/lived in North Carolina, Connecticut, Louisiana / France. Percival Rosseau is known for sporting dogs, birds and other animal in landscape paintings.
Born of French descent in Pointe Coupée Parish, Louisiana, on September 21, 1859. His father and two older brothers were killed during the Civil War; his mother had also died, and the Union General W. T. Sherman destroyed the family plantation during the Mississippi campaign. Rosseau and his sister were rescued by a slave, and the two were raised by a family friend in Kentucky.
Rosseau was educated in a private school and taught to shoot and fish by his guardian. He began working at seventeen, trying his hand at various trades to earn a living for himself and a dowry for his sister. He worked as a cowboy along the Chisholm Trail from Mexico to Kansas for six years, then purchased a stand of timber with an eye towar ... Displaying 750 of 14867 characters.