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Alvin Raymon Rosser, American artist. Recipient Emerson Poetry award 1st prize, Ohio University, 1954, Skylands Best in Show award, Sussex County Arts Council, 1989, Skylands Select Best in Show award, 2001, Patrick-Claus award, 2003. Trustee, vice president Sussex County Arts Council, Newton, New Jersey, 1970—1976.


Rosser, Alvin Raymon was born on July 5, 1928 in Port Clinton, Ohio, United States. Son of Samuel Webster and Reba Della Rosser.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ohio University, 1950. Master of Fine Arts, Ohio University, 1953. Postgraduate, Hans Hofmann School of Art, New York City, 1953—1954.


Commercial artist Mutual Broadcasting System, New York City, 1954. Art teacher Chagrin Falls High School, Ohio, 1955. Instructor Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1956—1958.

Artists' representative Gerard Agency, New York City, 1958—1960. Art director Topper Toy Company, Elizabeth, New Jersey, 1961—1962. Scenic designer Harnick-Adams Productions, New York City, 1963—1966.

Art teacher Sparta Board of Education, New Jersey, 1966—1989. Corporal United States Army, 1950-1952.


  • Other Work

    • Exhibited in group shows at Ward Eggleston Gallery, New York City, 1953, Roko Gallery, 1953, Koltnow Gallery, 1953-1957, Cleveland Museum Art, 1954, New York City Center, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, Jersey City Museum, 1959, Montclair Museum, 1967. Artist (one-man shows) Ohio University, 1953, Lehigh University, 1955, Paper Mill Playhouse, New Jersey, 1960, featured artist New Jersey State Fair, 2000, Artery Gallery, Milford, Pennsylvania, 2000-2002. Author: (short stories) A Lesson in Love, I Thought My Father was God, 2002.


Trustee, vice president Sussex County Arts Council, Newton, New Jersey, 1970—1976.


  • Other Interests

    Fishing, gardening, beekeeping, pool, ventriloquy.


Married Barbara Emma Roth, June 10, 1953. Children: Rachelle Karen, Jill Allyn.

Samuel Webster

Reba Della Rosser

Barbara Emma Roth

Rachelle Karen Rosser

Jill Allyn Rosser