Modernist Otto Rogers was often inspired by nature’s beauty. This abstract mixed media composition is the artist’s impression of a leaf reflected in a pool of water. Rogers favoured an earthy palette—rich browns and black that enhanced his organic forms.
Saskatchewan born Rogers (1935-2019) was recognized by the NY art critic, Clement Greenberg as a ‘big attack’ painter early in his career and stated that his artwork showed a ‘fullness of inspiration.’ A devout follower of the Baha’i faith, Rogers did not view art as simply a ‘decorative thing.’
“Art is a visual language…felt very deeply.” 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.