Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, Ted Rose (1940-2002) developed a life-long passion for railroads after a family trip to the Chicago Railroad Fair in 1949.
He completed over 1000 watercolors. Both his photographs and his paintings demonstrate his disciplined eye and expressive tendencies – all are evocative interpretations of an industrial era now rapidly vanishing.
Ted Rose captured not just trains, but the very culture of railroads; how machinery and industry intersect with humans and their communities.
I'm still fascinated about my own fascination about watercolor painting. Have a great warm spring day.