David Rose (1910-2006) was a well-known courtroom sketch artist whose work documented some of the most notorious trials of
the last half of the twentieth century: Klaus Barbie, Patty Hearst, Sirhan Sirhan, members of the Manson family, John Z. De
Lorean, Timothy McVeigh, as well as crimes and criminals which were more well-known by their nicknames: The Hillside Strangler,
The Night Stalker, the Bob's Big Boy Murders, etc. During his life, Rose also worked for the Hollywood studios as an animator,
layout artist, publicity artist, art director, illustrator, and designer.
In 1986 David Rose told the Los Angeles Times that
the camera sees everything, but captures nothing. It merely gets everything in the room. We learn to leave out the non-essential
and emphasize what is important. It was this spirit that allowed David Rose to become one of the most well-known courtroom sketch artists of the twentieth
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