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Monday, December 06, 2010

Rogoff painting show reception Thursday at New Haven Public Library

New Haven Free Public Library Art Gallery
133 Elm St., New Haven
Herb Rogoff: The Way It Used to Be and Is Now
Through Dec. 29, 2010
Artist's reception: Thurs., Dec. 9, 5—7 p.m.

Press release

Herb Rogoff is a polymath of art and illustration, as a painter, illustrator, filmmaker, lecturer, editor, and publisher. Born in the Bronx, he attended the High School of Music and Art, then the NY State College of Art and Science. He received his BA from City College, and later studied with Reginald Marsh at the Art Students League. As an illustrator, his work was published in books by Doubleday, Berkeley, Scholastic, and Dell; and in magazines like New York, Redbook, Psychology Today, Intellectual Digest, Playboy, Playgirl, Opera News, and Astrology Today. His illustrations have appeared on such record labels as United Artists, RCA Victor, Vox, Folkways, Caedmon, and Vanguard; and on television shows like Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color, Star Trek, Marvel Comics shows, and NBC Sports. His storyboards are seen in the advertising campaigns of Nabisco, Lufthansa, Nescafe, the New York Times, and L’Oreal.

Since 2006, Herb Rogoff has been concentrating on a series of paintings entitled, My America: the Way it Used to Be and is Now, with themes on Coney Island, New York City’s Lower East Side, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Stork Club, baseball, and carousels. As a lecturer, he has given over a hundred talks at various venues on these themes. For the last 20 years, he has been publishing a Baseball magazine, One More Inning (the entire run of which is in the Baseball Hall of Fame), and two monthly magazines, one on trivia, and another on films. He has turned out 6 films, which have appeared in over 80 film festivals around the world, and some have won awards.

Herb Rogoff is represented by ACA Gallery, voted by the NY Times as one of the ten most prestigious NYC galleries. Major retrospectives have recently taken place in New York State at the Lotus Gallery, Woodstock; The Glen Rock Gallery, Glen Rock; 21st Century Gallery, Nyack, the Kanner-Kurzon Museum, New Rochelle; and at the Rockland J.C.C.

Rogoff enjoys giving talks on the newspaper comics and comic books, the history of baseball, the “screw-ball” film comedies of the 1930s, 40s, and 50s, the Jewish traditions throughout history, and many movements and schools of art history of the US and around the world, and he will speak at his reception on some of these topics. He lives in Garnerville, NY.

There will be an artist's reception for this show this Thurs., Dec. 9, from 5—7 p.m.

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