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Roger Hendricks

Lecturer Emeritus in Liberal Studies–Arts

Roger Hendricks is a classically trained artist who can paint a luxurious landscape fit for a prince, or a figural study that would be at home in the Renaissance. These skills he passed on to his students at Purchase College, where he taught painting and life drawing for several decades.

Artist Statement

My work is inspired by nature and natural systems: stars, constellations, galaxies, wind and water currents, and the unique rhythms of our solar system. Nature must be transformed aesthetically and conceptually by the artist in order for art to exist. Once I have an idea or inspiration, I introduce color, structure, various methods and materials that will best serve my artistic expression. My goal is to be as creative as possible with the form and content of the pieces and produce a work that is interesting, timeless, and beautiful.

Representative Courses

  • Life Drawing
  • Fundamentals of Painting
  • Painting From Art History