Gerda Rovetch

Gerda Rovetch is a 95 year old collage, oil pastel and watercolor artist. Her family left Germany in 1938, and after a sojourn in Switzerland, they settled in London just in time for the Blitz. She studied academic art at Hornsey and pottery at Camberwell Art School, and then moved to Oxford where she opened the Isis Pottery. There she met her husband, a Fulbright scholar from Detroit, and that's how she came to the United States. She has lived in Boulder since 1957.

Once her children were all in school, Gerda started her own totally personal art, exploring her sense of humor, love of the unexpected, and the vicissitudes of life (collages); her love of color (oil pastels)--and whatever else happens in her incorrigibly playful mind.

Gerda's family lived in New York for three years. There she spent most of her time painting at the Art Students League. She worked with Richard Pousette-Dart and collagist Leo Manso, who told her, "To be a good artist, you have to be as bold as a burglar."

Her solo shows include the Lincoln Gallery in New York, and she was a member of Boulder's Mustard Seed Gallery for sixteen years. Now she's glad to share her work each year during Boulder's Open Studios. She loves it when people say her work makes them look at things in a different way.

tags:solo,current
61 items

The King

$120.00

15 x 11 / Collage Giclee Print - Unframed

The Strange Legend of ...

$120.00

15 x 11 / Collage Giclee Print - Unframed

They Always Bring Thei...

$60.00

10 x 14 / Collage Print - Unframed

They are all trying to...

$65.00 $90.00

15 x 12 / Collage Print - Framed

Three Cats

$380.00

12 x 16/ Collage - Framed

Well ...

$120.00

15 x 11 / Collage Giclee Print - Unframed

Wish Her Luck

$120.00 $500.00

11 x 9 / Collage - Matted, Unframed

Would You Like To Get ...

$190.00

12 x 15 / Collage Giclee Print - Framed

The Fence

$120.00

15 x 11 / Collage Giclee Print - Unframed

Exotic Beauty

$120.00

15 x 11 / Collage Giclee Print - Unframed

Tell Don't Tell

$120.00

15 x 11 / Collage Giclee Print - Unframed

No Pointed Hats

$80.00

13 x 16 / Collage Print - Framed