Roland Conrad Petersen was active/lived in California / Denmark. Roland Petersen is known for modernist landscape, genre and interior painting, teaching.
Biography Roland Petersen
A painter and art professor at the University of California,
Davis, from 1956 to 1991, Roland Petersen has earned a reputation as
one of California's leading contemporary artists. His richly
colored acrylic genre, interiors, and cityscape pieces, often in
series, are a combination of realism and interlocking geometric shapes.
best known among the subjects Petersen explored over the years are the
PICNIC series that began in 1959 and continue today. The tell-tale
elements of Petersen's work can be traced back to their beginning:
strong use of color, contrast of light and shadow, and the integration
of still life, figure, and landscape" (Roland Petersen by Laura Weir
Hill and Scott Hill).
Petersen was b
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