Roy Rogers Fine Arts of Peoria, Illinois

Roy Rogers is an artist based out of Peoria, Illinois and was born March 10, 1947 in Chicago where he attended primary and secondary school until moving to Peoria in the mid 1960s. He was an apprentice in a tool and die-making company and then worked in an industrial setting at different levels for more than thirty years.

Roy's educational background in art started in the late 1970's with photography and painting. He received an A.A.S. at Illinois Central College in arts and then went to Illinois State University where he received a B.S. in arts. His concentration was in Fine Arts and Art History.

After early retirement, he attended sculpture classes for three years with Preston Jackson at the Contemporary Art Center (CAC). At that time, he began showing his work in the Central Illinois area. In the fall of 2013 he applied and was then accepted into the Bradley University MA/MFA program. He earned a MA degree in Sculpture in 2017 and continues to attend post-master classes where he produces bronzes and other sculpture.

Art has been his passion from his early days to his present life. He excels in sculpture and carving although he enjoys working with other various mediums.

During his lifetime he has traveled Europe and North America where he has experienced art at its best. Roy was influenced by Pablo Picasso, Hans Arp, Henry Moore and others. Found objects and abstract figures are among Roy's favorite subjects. He also enjoys drawing and abstract painting.