Oil on Board - Signed Rogers - Help Identifying Artist.

Discussion in 'Art' started by Spudnik, Jan 12, 2024.

  1. Spudnik

    Spudnik Active Member

    This is an oil on board approximately 30" X 24". It's signed Rogers lower right corner.

    A fairly common name, so it's going to be a challenge to identify the artist.

    The label on the back is intriguing. This might be a clue to the quality of the artwork. It's for a custom framing business located in Manhattan. Address is 1597 York Avenue, N.Y.C.

    I've attached photos of the painting. Any help would be appreciated. 20240112_134749.jpg



  2. mirana

    mirana Well-Known Member

    This looks like a hobbyist or student piece to me. The frame, while from a shop, is an inexpensive one. People happily custom frame all sorts of things they or their loved ones have made. I custom framed a lot of puzzles. Once framed a butt-print in drywall because some parents wanted to gift the damage done by their son to him on honor of his architecture degree. :hilarious: A custom frame helps weed out factory pieces but the work should speak on its own.

    For identifying the artist, I might look up old New York directories to see when that shop operated and then cross-reference any local art associations, if they had joined one.
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  3. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Given the 5-digit postal code, the frame is 1963 or later. It does appear to be a hobbyist piece in (as above) in an inexpensive frame.


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  4. Spudnik

    Spudnik Active Member

    Thanks everybody for your feedback. It's good to have the benefit of other critical eyes as we learn which works are from the hand of a highly talented artist and which are from less talented ones.

    I uncovered the back of the artist board looking for other info, and this is all I found. I don't know if the phone number format helps identify when Walters Art Shop might have stocked it.
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