(1920 - 2001)
Roger Norman Medearis was active/lived in California, Missouri. Roger Medearis is known for regionalist painting, military drawing, lithography.
Biography Roger Medearis
Roger Norman Medearis was born in Fayette, Missouri, on March 6, 1920, and during his childhood lived in a succession of small towns in Missouri and Oklahoma. From earliest memory he was fascinated by pictures. He had little access to the fine arts but by the mid 1930's he was so enchanted by story illustrations in the Saturday Evening Post that he spent many hours creating "tortured imitations" in gouache of the pictures he most admired.
In 1938, when he was eighteen, he enrolled in the Kansas City Art Institute, hoping to become an illustrator. There he met the celebrated artist Thomas Hart Benton and soon became his student and disciple. His goals as an artist were transformed by Benton's concept of Re
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