Architectural Dream Otto Rogers

Year
2011
Medium
Steel
Size
24 × 12.5 × 12.5 inches
60.96 × 31.75 × 31.75 cm

In the 1960’s, Canadian Otto Rogers was one of the first artists to create abstract sculptures out of welded steel and continued to do so during his long career. He was an admirer and a collector of African sculpture. That influence is perhaps evident in the clean, precisely defined lines of this dynamic piece. Saskatchewan born Rogers (1935-2019) was recognized early in his career by the renowned British sculptor, Sir Anthony Caro who stated that Rogers' work, ‘had a kind of magic about it,’ and that it was ‘so original, unexpected. Absolutely his own.’ A devout follower of the Baha’i faith, Otto Rogers did not view art as simply a ‘decorative thing.’ “Art is a means of elevating consciousness and can reflect attributes of the soul.” Otto Rogers He acquired his MA in Fine Art from the University of Wisconsin and later taught art at the University of Saskatchewan for 29 years. Rogers also participated in the Emma Lake Workshops in BC which attracted some of North America’s finest artists. His work is held in private and more than 30 public collections including: the Art Gallery of Ontario, the National Gallery of Canada, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

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