Rossin: Artist Home & Studio Tour
Rossin: Artist Home & Studio Tour Join Art Partners as we visit the home and studio of Ross R. Rossin, known simply as “Rossin,” whose amazing talent and career have resulted in commissions, recognition, and worldwide acclaim. His portrait of Andrew Young will be unveiled April 30th in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, and his portrait of Ronald Reagan is on the cover of the current edition of NEWSMAX Magazine. He painted Governor and Mrs. Sonny Perdue’s portrait that hangs in the Georgia State Capitol. His portrait of Hank Aaron, sponsored by Delta Air Lines, hangs in The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and Art Partners members recently saw his masterpiece of American Presidents of the 20th century on view at the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville. His paintings of Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush hang in the Presidential Library in College Station, Texas. He is also the official portrait artist for the Theodore Roosevelt Association and future library/museum. Rossin’s work can be found throughout the country in corporations, courtrooms, educational institutions, and in the homes of private collectors. “American Royalty” is Rossin’s private collection, depicting his personal artistic re-invention. His 68” x 60” and larger “ultimate portraits” bring these subjects into modern day to be experienced as never before. His large-scale portraits include Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Jackie Kennedy, and Babe Ruth. In his native Bulgaria, Rossin recently received the National Merit of Honor from the Bulgarian President for his portrait of Bulgaria’s national hero, “Levsky.” Rossin began painting at age six, and as a young teenager was the first student selected from 1,200 candidates for only nine coveted positions to The Art Academy of Sofia, Bulgaria. After graduating, he primarily focused on portraiture, with solo exhibitions in Brussels, Paris, London, Cologne, Hamburg, and Tokyo. He moved from Bulgaria to Atlanta in 1991. We will tour Rossin’s private collection and learn the unique story behind why he chose to paint each individual.