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A. H. O. Rolle

Also Known as: August Rolle, August H. O. Rolle, August Herman Olson Rolle

Minnesota 1875

Washington, District of Columbia 1941


Born March 3, 1875, in Sibley County, Minn. Attended Red Wing Seminary. Taught for a time, then entered the lumber business. Served in the military during the Spanish-American War. Lived in Washington, D.C., 1900–41. Was a forestry expert with the Bureau of the Census, 1900–41. Studied with Edmund Clarence Messer, Richard Norris Brooke, and James Henry Moser at the Corcoran School of Art, 1905–15. Was a founder-member of the Landscape Club of Washington, D.C., 1913. Died October 9, 1941, in Washington, D.C.

Andrew J. Cosentino and Henry H. Glassie The Capital Image: Painters in Washington, 1800–1915 (Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press for the National Museum of American Art, 1983)