Saturday, November 17, 2018

Goodbye, Harry Rosen

Dr. Harry Rosen, 2016
Tomorrow (11/18/18) is the funeral for my friend Harry Rosen.  Dr. Rosen, who died on Thursday at the age of 89, was Emeritus Professor at the McGill Faculty of Dentistry, a pioneer in prosthodontics and a celebrated and immensely talented and driven sculptor.

It was a privilege to document Harry's sculptures over the past ten years through photographs. What fascinated me most about Harry was how he seemed to be built of the very same stones he found, moved, chipped, ground, molded, cast, set, donated, showed and shared. Like his sculptures, this gentle giant of a man was unshakeable and unmistakeable. A rock-solid mensch.

Delores and Harry Rosen
My sincere condolences to Harry’s wife Delores, his entire family and his many friends, fans, students and colleagues.

You can view a gallery of images I took of Harry at work up at his family cottage in Lake Patrick, QC, and the many sculptures he donated to institutions around Montreal here:

The funeral is Sunday, November 18th at 1pm at Paperman’s in Montreal. You can read the beautiful death notice his family wrote here:

To learn more about Harry’s career and his sculptures, please visit: