by Bill Batson
Over the past 20 years John Rossi has created over 450 woodcut replicas of private homes and public buildings in Rockland County. You may have seen his distinctive miniatures on the back counter of Koblin’s Pharmacy in Nyack or at the Brick Museum in Haverstraw.
Trained as a visual artist, Rossi worked in advertising and commuted from Congers to New York for 30 years. The advent of computer technology hastened Rossi’s exit from Madison Avenue. Like many artists, retirement was not an occasion to work less, but an opportunity to get a head start on a second career.