Water Reflection Otto Rogers

Mixed Media on Wood
22 × 22 × 3 inches
55.88 × 55.88 × 7.62 cm

The dynamic beauty of the natural world inspired Canadian artist Otto Rogers. This striking painting’s form—leaf shapes and colours in earthy tones of cream, brown and black is enhanced by its circular form. 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.’ “You can’t create art without being connected to the natural world in some way no matter how abstract your work might be.” 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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