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Texas A&M - recently completed large commission for Texas A&M's new football stadium - 16 oil paintings which included 12 donor portraits to hang in the new suites and 4 large football action paintings.


Bo Jackson Cotton Bowl 



The film I worked on awhile back "The Forger" - starring Josh Hutcherson as a teenage art prodigy in Carmel, and Hayden Panettiere - was released the summer of 2012.  Theatrical release was limited and it's available on DVD.  It is also on Net Flix and Showtime.

 The Forger

"In Light - Faces & Figures by William Rose" - my first museum show opened Friday, November 18th, 2011 at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art in St. Joseph.

"Rossina's Apple" and "A Day in the Life" - 2 of my charcoal drawings are featured in a large 2-page spread in the newly released book, "Strokes of Genius - the Best in Drawing"


A recent oil, "Listen" (48"x48") was published in the Nov, 2010 special issue of Poets & Artists along with a remarkable poem by Jess Burnquist. The painting was quickly purchased by the prominent Chicago collector Howard Tullman - the second piece of mine that he has acquired for his remarkable contemporary figurative collection. Poets & Artists

First significant museum show set for November, 2011 at the prestigious Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art. It will be a large 2-man show pairing my work with the incredible abstract painter, James Brinsfield.


"Girl in the Flatbed Ford" chosen for June cover of Poets & Artists magazine. Feature inside includes images of "Joy" and "Hillary by the Sea" Link to Poets & Artists Magazine: Poets & Artists


 Artwork featured in 2-page spread in Blue Canvas magazine this summer (2010)

"About Face" the first in a series of large face and figurative oils, purchased by the prominent Chicago collector Howard Tullman for his remarkable contemporary figurative collection.

Charcoal drawings selected to be featured in 2010 Strathmore product catalog - "Rossina's Apple" chosen for cover and includes "A Day in the Life"

"About Face" (oil) featured in February ""Poets and Artists"

"Rossina's Apple" selected as finalist and featured in International Artist Magazine's annual Portrait and Figurative competition

"A Day in the Life" (charcoal) selected as finalist in Artist Magazine's 2009 annual competition

Winter, 2009 - chosen as artist to work on the new film "Carmel" backed by the Eastwoods about a teenage art prodigy who becomes involved in international forgery. Rose produces all of the artwork that appears in the film as the work of the kid-prodigy. It stars Lauren Bacall, Josh Hutcherson, Alfred Molina, Hayden Panettierre, and Dina Eastwood. Scheduled for release in March, 2012.

"Rossina's Apple" winner of prestigious American Artist annual cover competition and appears on the cover of Drawing Magazine, summer 2008



"Undeniably Cool" wins 2nd place and is featured in annual 2007 American Artist competition