MARGARET ESTHER ROGERS
PACIFIC SURF AT SUNSET
Oil on Canvas
26 x 32 Inches
Signed Lower Right, "M. E. Rogers"
Original Label, Verso, Bearing Artist's Name and Titled, 'Rhythms of the Sea'
This early California woman artist first studied with Frank Heath and, later, with Lorenzo Latimer and Alexander Bower. Over the course of a long career, Margaret Rogers exhibited widely and with success including at the Society of Independent Artists (1927-1928), Oakland Art Gallery (now know as Oakland Museum, 1932, 1934), the Golden Gate Exhibition (1939), the Society for Sanity in Art, California Palace of the Legion of Honor (1941) as well as in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Portland. Rogers was the recipient of numerous prizes and awards from the California State Fairs, 1934, 1936, 1937, 1941 (awards). Rogers is well-listed in relevant art reference works including Who Was Who in American Art. She was a member of the Women Painters of the West, SWA, the Bay Region Artists Association, the Salinas Fine Artists Society, the Oakland Art League, the San Francisco Women Artists and the Berkeley League of Fine Artists as well as a founding member of the Santa Cruz Art League.
Who Was Who in American Art 1564-1975: 400 Years of Artists in America, Peter Hastings Falk, Sound View Press 1999, Vol. 3, p. 2808; Artists in California 1786-1940, Third Edition, Edan Milton Hughes: Crocker Art Museum, Sheridan Books 2002, Vol. 2, p. 950; et al.
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