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Augustus F. Rose

Also Known as: Augustus Foster Rose, Augustus Foster "Gus" Rose

Hebron, Nova Scotia, Canada 1873

Providence, Rhode Island 1946

Luce Artist Biography

Augustus “Gus” Rose moved to Boston from Nova Scotia in 1887 and studied at the Massachusetts School of Art. He lived most of his life in Providence, Rhode Island, teaching at the Rhode Island School of Design and acting as manual arts director for the city’s public schools. In 1917, Rose founded the Metal Crafts Supply Company, through which he sold many of his own designs for specialized tools.