Roland Petersen

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  • Roland Petersen
    Flame Series 5 IBA, 1975
    Viscosity color etching
    Image: 18 X 24
    Framed: 27 X 33

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  • Roland Petersen
    A Cantilevered Eclipse #2 AP, 1970
    Viscosity Print
    Image size: 13 X 16
    Framed size: 24 X 2

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  • Roland Petersen
    A Generator, Shasta Dam, 1970
    Viscosity etching
    19 X 15

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  • Roland Petersen
    Aerial Rice Fields AP, 1977
    Limited Edition Lithograph
    Image size: 13.5 X 19.75
    Framed size: 26.75 X 24.25

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  • Roland Petersen
    Bather Series 1, 1995
    Mixed media on paper
    Image size: 9 X 11.5
    Framed size: 14 X 16.5

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  • Roland Petersen
    Bird Picnic With Three Figures, c. 1975
    Hand colored monotype with collage
    Image size: 20.5 X 28
    Frame size: 36.75 X 44

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  • Roland Petersen
    Central Valley – Clouds & Fields, c. 1970
    Signed: ‘Roland Petersen (bottom right)
    Viscosity Color Etching – Impression by artist
    Image size: 23.75 X 17.5
    Framed size: 33 X 27

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  • Roland Petersen
    Disappearing Fields
    Created, etched and handcolored by artist
    Image size: 13.5 X 19.5
    Framed size: 25 X 30

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  • Roland Petersen
    Fall Picnic, 1970
    Viscosity etching
    Image size: 18.75 x 23
    Framed size: 28.75 x 32

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  • Roland Petersen
    Figures Facing East and West
    C / E / P – by artist, handcolored
    Image size: 17 X 22
    Framed

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  • Roland Petersen
    Figures Facing East & West, 1975
    Impression By Artist
    Image size: 17.75 X 21.75
    Framed size: 29 X 33

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  • Roland Petersen
    Girl In Striped Skirt, 2010
    Acrylic on canvas
    Image size: 36 X 48
    Framed

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  • Roland Petersen
    Interior Figure 1/45
    Lithograph
    Image size: 30 X 22.5
    Framed

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  • Roland Petersen
    Landscape, 1959
    Gouache on paper
    Image size: 22 X 30
    Framed size: 32.25 X 39.75

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  • Roland Petersen
    Self Portrait After AA, AP, c. 1970
    Limited edition lithograph
    Image size: 22 X 17
    Framed size: 32 X 27

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  • Roland Petersen
    Sky And Lightning AP, 1970
    Viscosity color etching
    Image: 18 X 28
    Framed: 29 X 39

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  • Roland Petersen
    Study For A Sunbather, 1993
    Gouache
    Image size: 12 X 9
    Framed size: 21 X 18

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  • Roland Petersen
    Summer’s Figure
    Viscosity etching
    Image size: 19 X 23

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  • Roland Petersen
    Summer’s Figure, 5/5 Color State #4, 1973
    Signed: ‘Roland Petersen’ (bottom right)
    Original viscosity color etching
    Image: 17.75 X 21.75
    Framed: 26.75 X 32.75

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  • Roland Petersen
    Sunlighted Figures
    Limited edition etching 16/25
    Image size: 15.5 X 15.5
    Framed size: 24 X 22.75

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  • Roland Petersen
    The Ferry Building, SF AP, 1970
    Viscosity color etching
    Image: 24 X 18
    Framed: 26 X 24

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  • Roland Petersen
    The Last Supper, c. 1970
    Hand etched, colored and pulled by the artist
    Image size: 21.5 X 28

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  • Roland Petersen
    The Lemon Squeezer, 1991
    Acrylic on paper
    Image size: 22 X 29.5
    Framed size: 32 X 39

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  • Roland Petersen
    The Visit 1/45
    Lithograph
    Image size: 22.5 X 30
    Framed

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  • Roland Petersen
    Union Street Still Life 1/45
    Lithograph
    Image size: 30 X 22.5
    Framed

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  • Roland Petersen
    Untitled, 1988
    Watercolor and gouache on paper
    Image size: 29.75 X 21.5
    Framed size: 40 X 32

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Roland Petersen Biography

Roland Petersen is an American painter and print-maker of Danish birth.

Petersen was born in Endelave, Denmark in 1926. He studied at University of California at Berkeley, San Francisco Art Institute, California College of Arts and Crafts, Atelier 17 (with Stanley Hayter), Islington Studio, London, the Print Workshop, London, and the Hans Hofmann School. He taught painting at Washington State University, printmaking at UC Berkeley, and painting and printmaking at UC Davis. He won a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Fulbright Fellowship.

In March 2010 Petersen’s work was the subject of a major retrospective (“Roland Petersen: 50 Years of Painting”) held at the Monterey Museum of Art in Monterey, California. Petersen, his daughter, and his wife, the photographer Caryl Ritter, were present.
Petersen has a very distinctive and recognizable style of printmaking. He works in color intaglio, which is a category of printmaking techniques including etching, drypoint and engraving. Intaglio means that the image is incised into the plate. Petersen uses this technique to achieve a variety of textures within each image, as well as multiple colors. The colors are bright and garish, and the effect of many of his prints is that of a photo negative, or an infrared photo. He makes use of patterns to throw the untextured areas into higher relief, for patterning reduces the intensity of color, much like newspaper photographs employ different densities of black dots to form a grayscale image. Petersen also uses complementary colors to set off forms. He tends to abstract the forms, and reduce them to geometric shapes, however they are usually still recognizable. There is a slight hint of influence from Oriental woodcuts.

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