“Domino”, painted in in 1957-58 was carried out in gouache on Arches paper. Typically, artists will begin a watercolor painting with a graphite, (black line) drawing followed by washes of color. Roger wanted to reverse that process by starting with a wonderfully fluid and confident watercolor line, then painting the spaces with gray and black leaving saved paper for the lights. This produced a singular and dramatic take on still life and standard painting practice. The objects were selected for intrinsic visual characteristics from ephemera Roger collected over the years.

The goal of this website is to...

  • provide a platform showcasing examples of Roger Anliker’s work, view excerpts of published documents and achievements, and to encourage those who knew Roger to contribute to His story.

  • To add personally to our understanding of Roger as an artist, educator and friend and to enhance the narrative of His life. Please contribute via website contact page Excerpts will be incorporated into existing content to help form a rich and edifying study of this unique and formidable painter.
Domino 1957-58 Gouache (21x29)

Roger Anliker  1924 - 2013

Community Arts Center, Wallingford
The galleries will also be available during limited hours for walk in visitors.
Gallery Hours: Monday thru Thursday, 10am to 6pm, Friday 10am to 2pm

We are celebrating the early work of Roger Anliker in a special show guest curated

by Kirsten M. Jensen, PhD.  This show will  originate in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. 

 Opening Reception is March 20th 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.  

The show will then expand in scope and travel to the Community Arts Center in Wallingford, Pa.  Opening Reception is Sunday October 4th, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

A monograph currently in process will accompany the October show.