rosina rogers 1918-2011
‘The attic’
1953, oil on board, 59 x 49cm

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Rosina Rogers was born in Christchurch in 1918.
During the 1950s and later she regularly attended art classes at Bournemouth Municipal College. At summer schools in Urchfont Manor, Wiltshire, she first met the artist Patrick Heron, who was one of the tutors and who became a good friend.
She experimented in the 1950s with portraits, still life, landscapes and abstracts and in 1957 she exhibited at the Royal Academy summer exhibition. During the late 1960s, her work was largely abstract influenced by St. Ives artists of the period. Her paintings from the 1980s and 90s were in a distinctive semi-abstract style, often still lives or landscapes reflecting the Dorset coast.
Rosina Rogers was a member of the Pool and East Dorset Art Society and regularly contributed to exhibitions at municipal galleries in Bournemouth, Poole and Southampton. Her studio was in Wimborne, Dorset.