Randy Rose (January 1, 1952 - February 15, 2016) was an artist who made his living as a young man selling portraits of homes. These pen and ink drawings are remarkably realistic, featuring mostly historic homes and businesses.  Rose was passionate about recording the architectural history of Licking County through his art. He also traveled across the country drawing commissioned portraits of homes for his clients .
Rose graduated with a bachelor of fine arts degree in retail advertising from Columbus College of Art and Design and quickly found a job at an advertising company in Newark, his hometown. When he realized that he could make a living as a freelance artist, he quit his job in 1976 . In 2003, Rose was hired by the Newark Bicentennial Commission to complete an art book of his drawings, but for reasons unknown, the book was never delivered. 
Later in life, Rose worked for a Licking County transit company. In 2016, he passed away from pancreatic cancer .
- "Randy Rose Limited Edition Prints Will Commemorate Land of Legend, 1979,” Licking Countian, July 25, 1979.
- Patrick Murphy, “The Art of Restoring Architecture in Pen & Ink,” Legend Magazine, Feb. 1994.
- Handley Hayes, “Artist Randy Rose Sketches County Landmarks,” Licking Countian, Nov. 29, 1979.
- Kent Mallett, “Bicentennial commission out $10,000,” Newark Advocate (Newark, OH), Jan. 1, 2003.