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American Impressionist landscape painter, August H.O. Rolle studied at the Corcoran School of Art under Clarence E. Messer and Richard N. Brooks.

For 41 years, the artist was an economic analyst of forest products at the Bureau of the Census.  He was a member of American Society of Foresters.  Rolle exhibited paintings at National Gallery of Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Arts Club.

He was active in various organizations, including founding of the Landscape Club of Washington in 1915, president of Washington Watercolor Club, officer of Society of Washington Artists, Arts Club, Miniature Arts Club, Minnesota State Society.      He was also the founder and first president of the Norwegian Society,

Rolle also served in the Third Infantry during the Spanish-American War, and fought during one of the last Indian uprisings in Minnesota.

August H. O. Rolle

American 1875-1941

Maryland Landscape, Circa 1925

Boats at Wharf Near Washington, DC, Circa 1905

On Good Hope Hill, Circa 1926

Maryland Landscape, Circa 1925

Rowboat on the C & O Canal,

Circa 1922-30

Summer Sketch Potomac River,

Circa 1925-30