Gerda Roze was born in Rigs, Latvia and came to the United States after WWII.
A painter, printmaker and constructionist, she earned her Bachelors Degree
in Sociology from Columbia University and studied Art history at NYU. Her formal
art training began with Sid Dickinson at the Art Students League.
Independently, she studied painting at the Chelsea College of Art in London and printmaking at the Scoula Internationale de Graphica in Venice, Italy. Among her most influential art teachers were Donald Pierce, Harriet FeBland, Roberto DeLamonica and Clare Romano. Her non-objective abstractions with some very expressionistic undertones have ruled her artistic creations for some years now. The artist states, “Non-objective art is a highly personal artistic expression which almost requires “an act of faith” of the viewer to accept pure form and color as subject matter as well as style.” Her work is represented in corporate and private collections in the U.S.A. , Canada and Europe ( including two mono-types in the National Museum in Riga , Latvia ). She has had 15 solo exhibits.
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