Herman Rosse was an internationally
known art director, architect, painter, and engraver.
Born in the Hague, Netherlands in 1887,
he studied architecture at the Royal College of Art in
London, England, and received his BA at Stanford University.
After initially moving to California, he relocated in 1918
to Chicago, Illinois to become head of the design department
at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1929 he
moved to Hollywood, California, and was a successful art
director for many movies, winning an Academy Award for Art
In 1948 he became the resident stage
manager at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey, and in
1949 won the competition to design the Tony Award for the
American National Theater and Academy. He died in 1965.