Artist Biography

Charles A. ROGERS
1848 - 1918

Charles Albert Rogers was born in New Haven, Connecticut on February 26, 1848. He studied art in New York City for 15 years and had further training in Rome, Munich, and Paris. After 1877 he was in San Francisco where he painted portraits, landscapes, coastals, and Chinatown genre in both oil and watercolor. He exhibited at the Mark Hopkins Institute in 1898 and was active in San Francisco until the 1906 disaster. His studio at 108 Stockton Street went up in flames, taking with it 150 of his paintings, mostly scenes of the City. He then moved to Los Angeles where he exhibited at the Blanchard Bldg and Daniell Gallery, and maintained a studio in the Chamber of Commerce Bldg until about 1913. Rogers painted in Yosemite during the summer of 1911. He died in Alameda, California on April 26, 1918. Exhibited: California State Fair, 1892-1902; San Francisco Art Ass'n, 1893-1916; Mechanics' Institute (San Francisco), 1895-99; Painters & Sculptors (Los Angeles), 1908-09; Painters Club (Los Angeles), 1909; Alaska Yukon Exposition (Seattle), 1909 (bronze medal); California Academy of Art (Los Angeles), 1910; Daniell Gallery (Los Angeles), 1911, 1913; Blanchard Gallery (Los Angeles), 1911, 1912; Cannon Art School (Los Angeles), 1913; California Art Club, 1914-15. Works held: California Historical Society.

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