Born in Merseyside in 1939, Roger was introduced to art during National Service through a group of art students. This awoke something in him and he started to paint. The education officer in the camp in Northumberland managed to get Roger a day release to go to the Art College in Newcastle fifty miles away.

On demobilisation he was accepted into Liverpool Art College on the strength of two small sculptures he had made. In his fourth year he was encouraged to apply to the Royal College of Art in London where he was accepted in 1964 and studied for a further three years. It was while he was here that Roger won the Life Painting prize from the Royal Academy of Art and the Landscape prize from the Royal College of Art.

“It was my landscapes that won me a place and I still work from the same subject today to keep me in touch with my past when I worked in the hills of North Wales. Life in London was very different though exciting. I am not a city person and working in London was a difficult adjustment.

My work is still landscape based – not of the landscape but about it. The RCA broadened my outlook, I think, and the colours have darkened, but then the paintings I love have a lot of dark in them: Rembrandt, Goya, Caravaggio, Bacon, Rothko, Motherwell, and the great JMW Turner who started me off.”

Roger has exhibited regularly across the UK and abroad through many galleries including; The Royal Academy, Bruton Street Gallery, London; Plumbline Gallery, St. Ives and Reina de Weijer, Amersfoort, Netherlands.

His work is held in many prestigious collections including; Linklaters, Inde Coope, Austin/Desmond Fine Art, British Petroleum, Mercury Communications, IBM and private collections.

Roger Large is included in The Dictionary of Artists in Britain Since 1945 by David Buckman.

He lives in West Somerset with his wife near their daughter Lucy who is also an artist.

C1905 Stormy Sea
C1905 Stormy Sea
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C1904 Light of the Moon
C1904 Light of the Moon
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C1903 Setting Sun
C1903 Setting Sun
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C1900 Storm
C1900 Storm
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C1898 ‘Close of the Day’
C1898 ‘Close of the Day’
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C1901 Grey Day
C1901 Grey Day
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C1899 Windy Day
C1899 Windy Day
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C2147 Cold Sea
C2147 Cold Sea
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C2368 Misty Moor II
C2368 Misty Moor II
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C2369 Cloudy Sky
C2369 Cloudy Sky
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C2370 Sunlit Moor
C2370 Sunlit Moor
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C2045  Abstract II
C2045 Abstract II
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