(1909 - 2011)
Rolf Gerard was active/lived in New York / France, England. Rolf Gerard is known for painting, opera set, costume and poster design.
Biography Rolf Gerard
Rolf Gérard was German/American and active/lived in France, Switzerland, London, New York City. He is known for oil painting, watercolor, set design, Opera and Broadway costume renderings, Metropolitan Opera Posters and Program design.
Rolf Gérard was born August 9, 1909. His father, Walter, led a successful company in Charlottenburg, and his mother was the famous Italian opera singer, Mafalda Salvatini (1886-1971). Both his parents pressured him to study Philosophy and Logic rather than the arts.
By 1932 the Nazis began to spread throughout Germany. Rolf left and moved to study in Oxford, England, one of the few oases where he was still granted the freedom of thought and
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