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Crocker Museum Gets Guy Rose Collection

Guy Rose was nine years old when his brother shot him in the face. Then Guy Rose started painting. Not the most common way to become an artist, but if it works, it works. Hell, what if that’s the secret? Eat a little buckshot and become a great painter. Someone out there’s crazy enough to try it, probably. Of course, Guy Rose did die of a massive stroke likely brought on by complications of lead poisoning. Pretty fine Impressionist painter, though, studied with Monet, lived in Paris, that sort of thing, and now the Crocker’s going to be the ultimate repository of some of his best work, loaned over time by the Rose Art Foundation and eventually becoming part of the Crocker’s permanent collection. (FULL ARTICLE: Bill Lindelof, The Sacramento Bee)