THE SECRET COLLECTIONS OF RICHARD H. RODGERS
8/2/2016 – 8/29/2016
Monday – Thursday | 9 AM – 8 PM
Friday | 9 AM – 6 PM
Saturday | 9 AM – 5 PM
Sunday | 12 PM – 5 PM
Georgetown Public Library
Solo Exhibit: Oils and Watercolors
Richard H. Rodgers studied illustration under Thorton Oakley at the School of Industrial Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and he studied landscape and figure painting under Henry Snell, Emile Gruppe, and other prominent artists.
On graduation from art school, Richard moved to New York where he maintained a freelance art studio for some 20 years working with most of the leading New York book publishers, illustrating juvenile books and book jackets for books including Toby Tyler. Then for 8 years (from 1939-1947), he wrote and drew the comic strip “The Diary of Snubs, Our Dog” for the Christian Science Monitor.
He was a member of the Art Guild of Boca Raton, the Naples Art Association, the Pittsfield Art League, the Berkshire Art Association, and the Southern Vermont Art Center. His work has been exhibited in Florida, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Maine plus private collections throughout the country.
Richard Rodgers’ oil and watercolor paintings were saved from a flooded basement, and then kept in storage for over 40 years. The Hidden Collections of Richard H. Rodgers exhibit is presented by his grandson, local resident Ben Rodgers, who also maintains the website at www.richardhrodgers.com.