Gretchen Rogers Arts & Crafts period American artist

 

                Margaret Rogers, known as Gretchen became a painter and pastelist, primarily of portraits and figure studies, but also of still lifes, landscapes, and interiors. This figure and still life painter was a student of Edmund Tarbell at the School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts from 1900 to 1907.
She was one of the most promising young artists of the early 20th century in Boston. She quickly became a popular portraitist and figure painter and received praise for her work. One of the leading figures in the Arts & Crafts movement, Gretchen (Margaret) Rogers was born and educated in Boston.  Among her teachers was Albert Munsell, inventor of the Munsell color system, an early attempt to classify color by value and hue. She produced both jewelry and decorative objects, often with saw-pierced rims and enameled interiors.   As early as 1911, she exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and she became a frequent contributor to annual exhibitions at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Corcoran Gallery. In 1915, she won silver medals at the 1915 Panama-Pacific International – San Francisco Exposition.In 1915 Rogers was awarded the Society of Arts and Crafts Boston’s Medal of Excellence . In the 1930s, she submerged her career to domesticity and never painted again. (From AskArt,  including notes from Hirshler, E. “A Studio of Her Own, Women Artists in Boston 1870-1940” )
oil painting Gretchen Rogers apricot roses

Gretchen Rogers Roses

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