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William F. Reese portrait of Fred A. Rosenstock

 Item — oversize-folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 9634

Scope and Contents

Watercolor portrait of Fred Rosenstock by William F. Reese, dated 1981. The portrait is 12 x 10 inches, and the back of the painting is labeled and dated, with a stamp showing the signature of painter and sculptor William F. Reese.


  • 1981


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical / Historical

William F. Reese was born in 1938 in South Dakota but grew up in Central Washington state. He began painting seriously at the age of 12, and went on to study at Washington State College and the Art Center School of Design in Los Angeles. Afterwards, he worked in the American West as a sign-painter. By 1971, he decided to work teaching art lessons in his own private studio in Bellevue, Washington. He created art in many materials, such as oil, watercolor, pastels, sculpture, and lithographs. Reese's philosophy was to use personal observation when creating, thus his "plein air" methods.

Reese earned many awards and medals throughout his career, such as the Best of Show Colonel Smith Award from the National Wildlife Art Museum. He is known for his celebration of the American Northwest and its nature, with his landscapes being some of the most famous. Reese died June 6, 2010.


1 sheet (2 pages) : watercolor ; 31 x 25 cm

Language of Materials



Western history (Mormon and Western American Manuscripts Collection Development Policy V.B.5.c, 2020)

Related Materials

See also the Fred Rosentock art prints from collection (MSS SC 3073), Fred A. Rosenstock papers (MSS SC 1448), and the Fred A. Rosenstock collection (MSS 2265).

Processing Information

Processed; Bella Titus; September 2023.

Register of William F. Reese portrait of Fred A. Rosenstock
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Isabella Titus
2023 September 25
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Finding aid is written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States