“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.

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  • 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.

Roger Anliker

Domino 1957-58 Gouache (21x29)