Peter Rogers


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Peter Rogers was born in London on August 24, 1933. There were no other painters in his family, although his maternal grandfather, Harry Marillier, was closely associated with the Pre-Raphaelites and was the leading authority of his day on tapestry.

Rogers was educated at Sherborne. After doing his National Service (basic training in the Welsh Guards, 2nd lieutenant in the Queen's Royal Regiment) he studied at St. Martin's School of Art in London.

In 1957 he was elected a member of the Royal Society of British Artists, and in 1960 Arthur Tooth and Sons became his exclusive dealer in London.

In 1962 he went to live in Spain and, while there, met Carol Hurd, daughter of the painters, Peter Hurd and Henriette Wyeth Hurd.

Having moved to the United States in 1963, he and Carol were married and took up residence on the Hurd's ranch at San Patricio, New Mexico.

Since then, Rogers' painting alternated between a variety of commissioned work and the development of the Quest theme, the latter having been his predominant and abiding interest.