Roger Large 1939–2019


Untitled Abstract
Oil on board
39 x 45.5cm

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Roger Large 1939–2019
Roger Large’s reputation in the South West grew considerably over very active and successful decades. He lived and worked in the Quantocks, and was a compulsive and non compromising painter. His work gained the acclaim of individuals and critics alike and is held in countless private and public collections.

Roger began his studies in Liverpool later moving to London and the Royal College of Art where his obvious talent was recognised winning the Life Painting Prize at the Royal Academy in 1966 and the Landscape Prize at the Royal College the following year.

He never looked back from these early years and his work has been exhibited at the Royal Academy and other important London venues. He has also had a large number of one-man shows notably in St Ives, Cornwall, Bath and Plymouth.

He is included in a publication by art critic and author Peter Davies entitled ‘The Northern School’, which charts the progress of many well known painters from their early years at the Liverpool College of Art (Roger’s birthplace).

Mixed Exhibitions

1966 – Royal Academy
1967 – Piccadilly Gallery
1985 – Nevil Gallery, Bath
1987 – The Eye Gallery, Bristol
1989/90 – Anthony Dawson Artists on Tour
1990 – The Barbican, London
1991 – Black Swan – Frome
1991 – Pitminster Studio, Taunton
1991/92 – Bruton Street Gallery, London
Grenville Gibbs, London
1992 – White Lane Gallery, Plymouth
The Lynda Cotton Gallery, Watchet
2000 – Budleigh Studios, West Buckland
Reina de Weijer, Amersfoort, Netherlands
2002 – Innocent Fine Art, Bristol
2011 – The Lynda Cotton Gallery
2012 – Gallery 41

Solo Exhibitions

1986, 1988 – Salt House Gallery, St Ives
1988 – Peter Hayes Ceramic, Bath
1990 – Barretts, Plymouth
1992 – University of Surrey
1995, 1997 – Plumbline Gallery, St Ives
2004 – Phillips Gallery, Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton
2007 – PZAG Gallery, Penzance
2009 – The Lynda Cotton Gallery
2012 – Radley College, Oxfordshire
2014 – Somerset Arts Weeks
2015 – The Lynda Cotton Gallery, Watchet.