Thursday, October 29, 2020
7:30-8:30 P.M. (U.S. Central)
on Cisco Webex Events
Join the Center for Railroad Photography & Art and the Colorado Railroad Museum as we immerse ourselves in a discussion focusing on the photography and art of Ted Rose.
This virtual program is presented in conjunction with the Museum’s current exhibit from the Center, Railroads and the American Industrial Landscape: Ted Rose Paintings and Photographs, which runs now through December 31st.
Presentations by Paul Hammond, Executive Director of the Colorado Railroad Museum, and Charles Albi, former Executive Director, will explore connections between the Colorado Railroad Museum and Ted Rose. Scott Lothes, Executive Director of the Center for Railroad Photography & Art, will provide the keynote presentation for the evening concentrating on Ted Rose and his artistic legacy in the railroading community.
This event is free.
Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Ted Rose attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and worked in the art department of the Kalmbach Publishing Company. After service in Vietnam, he moved to the Southwest and eventually settled in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he built a career first as a commercial illustrator and then as an artist. When Rose returned to painting railroad subjects around 1980, he did so with a vengeance, producing some 1,000 watercolors in a little more than two decades. Cancer claimed him too soon, but he continued painting into the final months of his life.
Rose leaves a profound visual legacy. His wife, Polly, donated his photography to the Center for Railroad Photography & Art, whose collections staff digitized and cataloged all of his 4,400 negatives.
Railroads and the American Industrial Landscape: Ted Rose Paintings and Photographs, on display at the Colorado Railroad Museum, February 3 – December 31, 2020
The railroad is a central American icon and has inspired some of the most important artists of the 19th and 20th centuries, including Ted Rose. Rose created stunning, mostly black-and-white photographs of American Industrial settings in the 20th century. The Center for Railroad Photography & Art (www.railphoto-art.org) and the Colorado Railroad Museum have collaborated to present this exhibition, which features the artist’s photographs, along with selected watercolor paintings and other works.