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Lived/Active: Massachusetts/Illinois      Known for: landscape, townscape and portrait painting

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Crossing the Wooden Bridge
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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Peter Roos (1850 - 1919)

A native of Lyngby, Skane, Roos studied decorative painting in Kristianstad before immigrating to America in 1871. He studied art at the Massachusetts Normal School, then at the school of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Roos taught at the Boston Art Academy, the University of Illinois at Urbana from 1880 through 1889, then directed the art program in the Cambridge, Massachusetts’ public schools until the time of his death.

Submitted by Edward P. Bentley, Art Researcher, East Lansing, Michigan

Source: Mary Towley Swanson, Tangled Web:  Immigrant Swedish Artists' Patronage Systems, 1880-1940.

Biography from Pierce Galleries, Inc.:
Peter Roos (Swedish-American, 1850-1919)

Peter Roos was born in Sweden on February 22, 1850. He came to the United States in 1872 and became known as a landscape and portrait painter and an art teacher. He painted numerous scenes including a number of canvases depicting the western part of America. For twenty-three years he was director of the Cambridge Public School’s Art Program.

Roos was a member of the Boston Art Club and was awarded a medal for merit in 1874. He exhibited at the BAC again in 1882 and from 1895-1898. He lived most of his professional career in Malden, MA and he died in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1919.

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