Artist biography

Claude ROGERS b. 1907

Painter of portraits, landscape and realistic genre. Born 24 January 1907 in London. Lived as a child in Buenos Aires. Studied at the Slade School 1925–9 and won a scholarship. Worked in Paris 1930 and at Gravesend 1931, when he lived at the Norwegian Seamen's Mission. Member of the London Artists' Association 1931–4; first exhibition with them 1933. Married Elsie Few, painter, 1937. Was one of the founders of the Euston Road School 1937. Member of the London Group 1938 and President 1952; member of the N.E.A.C. 1943. Served in the Royal Engineers 1941–3. Taught at Camberwell School of Art 1945–50 and at the Slade School from 1950. Visitor of the R.C.A. 1955–8. Retrospective exhibition, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle, 1955, and tour. O.B.E. 1959. Works mainly in London and East Anglia.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II