(1837 - 1925)
John Rogerson was active/lived in New Brunswick, Massachusetts / Canada, Canada, Scotland. John Rogerson is known for ship figurehead carving.
Biography John Rogerson
There are a handful of figureheads identified as the work of John Rogerson, all very similar in subject and dress. Rogerson was born in 1837 in Scotland, immigrating to the United States in 1849 at the age of twelve to join his father who was already living in Boston. Unfortunately, he arrived to find that his father had died, and so he moved to New Brunswick, Canada to live with his uncle, Edward Charters. He worked with his uncle for a short time before returning to Boston to work with John D. Fowle.
Fowle was one of the best known of American ship carvers, and Rogerson worked with him for two years before returning to Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, to open his own business as a ship carver. Particular skill with lifelike, bil
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