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1954

Rogers, Claude
Born in London in 1907, Claude Rogers studied at the Slade School of Art. He was known as a figurative painter producing landscapes, portraits and also scenes taken from everyday life. In the late 1930s, he became part of the Euston Road School, a group of artists which included Victor Pasmore, William Coldstream and Graham Bell, as well as Rogers's wife, Elsie Few. They wanted to make art more relevant and understandable for ordinary people by producing works with realistic subjects. Rogers began painting a number of pictures which depict scenes set in hospitals when convalescing at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington in 1952. He was awarded the OBE for his services to Art and Education in 1959. Charlotte Booth
  • Artwork Details: 40 x 50cm
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  • Material description: oil on canvas
  • Credit line: Arts Council Collection, Soithbank Centre, London © Crispin Rogers
  • Theme: Figurative
  • Medium: Painting
  • Accession number: AC 322

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