John Rogers, born 1906 and diseased 0000?, was a President of the Art League of Nassau County, professional illustrator, author and internationally recognized watercolorist. He was best known for his maritime, seascape, farmscape and industrial paintings. Many of his works were commissioned by local business groups such as New York Life Insurance Company and reproduced as prints and calendar art.
Roger’s illustrations appeared in the New York Times, Herald-Tribune, the New York Post and many other newspapers. He authored several instructional art books including “Watercolor Simplified.” published by Reinhold Publishing. He was published in the watercolor and acrylic sections of art books issued by Watson-Guptill and wrote articles for American Artist Magazine.
In addition to the Art League of Nassau County he was a member of the American Watercolor Society, Brooklyn Society of Artists and the Salmagundi Club. In 1944 his painting “Destination Unknown” was awarded the American Watercolor Society Society Medal.
Rogers exhibited his work with the National Academy, The Royal Watercolor Society, American Artist Professional League, the Brooklyn Museum, the Salmaguni Club, and the American Watercolor Society. His work is in the collections of major corporations such as Bethlehem Steel and the Standard Oil Company as well as numerous private individuals.