Find, Learn, Price Art
Enjoy the comprehensive art database we've compiled since 1987
Membership Details
Images, sales charts, bios, signatures, 30 artist Alerts and more ...
Art auction records:  Millions of references for pricing research
Or, register for Free Alerts
To track 10 artists.

Already a member?  Sign in here

Roland Petersen

 (born 1926)
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.

"But 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  ...  Displaying 750 of 1908 characters.



Subscriber Members, please Sign In for artist biographies and for all services.  Others, full text is available on Fridays.

If you are not currently a member, please See Details about membership, which includes biography access, auction records, and many other features available to our day, month, or yearly Subscriber Members!

•  Access to full biographies
•  Every Friday (in the U.S.)
    Learn more ...

About  Roland Petersen

Born:  1926 - Endelave, Denmark
Known for:  modernist landscape, genre and interior painting, teaching