"Tender Moments"
Oil on Panel Painting
42" x 28"

Alfred Rogoway, Painter - A featured artist at the Lanning Gallery [Sedona Arizona]

(1900-1990)

 
Famous writer Henry Miller once said of his good friend Alfred Rogoway: "He paints as other men must dream." Sedona's Lanning Gallery is in a unique position to agree; at the end of Rogoway's life, the artist made Arizona his home and Lanning his gallery.
 
When the artist's daughter showed gallery owner Peggy Lanning a portfolio of her father's work, Lanning owned only her first gallery - of Native American art. She knew nothing of Rogoway's long history: his early triumphs in California; his mark on the New Mexico art scene of the 1940s; his acclaim from NY's Museum of Modern Art exhibiting next to Pollack, de Kooning, Miro and Picasso.
 
Lanning knew only what she saw in front of her and the images of Rogoway's soulful paintings were enough to send her traveling to meet the artist himself and see his original work.

"Tres Amigas"
Oil on Board Painting
24" x 18"

 

Lanning returned home and founded her eponymous gallery to showcase Rogoway. The renowned Classic and Contemporary art gallery, founded in 1986, is proud of its most unique genesis. "His work spoke for itself," Lanning recalls, "Rog's character was all there on his canvases, larger than life." She remembers the summer Rogoway stayed in Sedona, already in his late 80s the artist drove his old yellow Volkswagen Beetle to picnic lunches with her staff. "He loved women," Lanning says, "he could be very devious and none of us were safe! He loved to dance and drink and laugh." Alfred Rogoway, Painter - A featured artist at the Lanning Gallery [Sedona Arizona]She adds, "At the shows the gallery held for Rog during his lifetime he was tremendously moved that people could remain so interested in his work."

Rogoway lived and painted all over the world and made his home in Mijas, Spain for over two decades. Five years ago, while traveling in Spain, Lanning visited the artist's former home in the small mountaintop artists' community. "The road his home was on is named for him," says Lanning. "Many townspeople still remember him and I had the chance to meet some of his close friends and view their collections of Rogs. Even the elegant hotel in which we stayed had his paintings hanging in their lobby."

The New Yorker has said of Rogoway's paintings: "A cheerful mingling of the expressionistic and the na´ve." The New York Times has said: "His people inhabit a dreamy never-never land made very colorful." World of Art has said: "Compassion plus form are embodied in [Rogoway's] paintings... and convince us again of his stature."

 

Click on an image to see a larger view.

"Musician in Blue"
Watercolor Painting
18" x 14"

 
 
 

"Wine and Song"
Oil on Burlap Painting
42" x 29"

"Seated Woman with Fruit"
Oil on Panel Painting
12" x 12"

"Blue Skies"
Oil Painting
53" x 42"

 

"Tres Damas"
Oil on Linen Painting
50" x 39"

"Woman in White with Red Mandolin"
Oil on Linen Painting
32" x 26"

 
 
 

"Stepping High"
Watercolor Painting
33" x 25"

"Dos Damas con Mandolina"
Oil on Panel Painting
33" x 25"

 

"Out of Spain"
Oil on Linen Painting
38" x 49"
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"Yellow Musician"
Watercolor Painting
17" x 12"

"Dama Azul-Roja"
Oil on Panel Painting
39" x 33"

"Two Women, Pitcher and Mandolin"
Watercolor Painting
17" x 14"

"Red Fish"
Oil on Canvas Painting
27" x 34"

 

"Italy 1949"
Oil on Canvas Painting
25" x 28"

 

"Blue Mother with Yellow Child"
Watercolor Painting
17" x 15"

 

"Horse" - Linotype by Alfred Rogoway

"Horse"
Linotype
15" x 8"

"Our Time" - Linotype by Alfred Rogoway

"Our Time"
Linotype
11" x 7"

"Walk in the Rain" - Linotype by Alfred Rogoway

"Walk in the Rain"
Linotype
15.5" x 8"

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