GJ Rogers, 1950s, Abstract Expressionist Oil on Canvas

GJ Rogers
Abstract Expressionism Blue Bubbles
Oil on Canvas
Signed on reverse in pencil
Excellent Condition - Minor wear consistent with age and history
George Jay Rogers was born in Yonkers, New York on June 9, 1926. During the
Great Depression George's mother being a single mother and falling on hard times
sent George to a home for boys in New York City. George remained there and later
attended The School of Industrial Arts in New York City.
Shortly after his 18th birthday George enlisted in the Army. He was sent to Germany
where he drove a light truck as a message center courier. He was given an
honorable discharge and moved back to New York City. Under the GI Bill he enrolled
in the Art Students League of NYC in 1948. Here George studied under noted artists
Robert Brackman, Morris Kantor, Louis Bouche, Harry Sternberg and Robert Beverly
Hale to name a few. He was a student at the League from 1948-1956. In order to
support his desire to paint, George worked as a message courier in NYC.

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