Warren Rohrer1927-1995

Note
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Location
Philadelphia, PA

$15,000 toward an exhibition and accompanying catalogue on the artist, organized by museum curator Susan Rosenberg. Originally from a farming community in Lancaster County, PA, Rohrer studied with plein-air painter Hobson Pittman and at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Using an all-over grid format, his abstract paintings are composed of repeated brushstrokes and patterns that suggest corn stalks, plowed fields and reference topographical views of landscape as well as the decorative patterns of Amish quilts.