Artists

Roger Wilson Dennis
  • Roger Wilson Dennis
  • 1902-1996
  • American

Biography

Roger Dennis was seen as a bridge between the renown American Impressionist art colony at Old Lyme and the late twentieth century. Born in New London, Connecticut in 1902, he lived near Old Lyme for most of his life, dying in Niantic in 1996. He studied at the Museum of Fine Arts School in Boston and at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Biographer and former dealer, Patricia Shippee notes that Dennis is known for his “innovative pastels.” He was the chief conservator at the Lyman Allyn Museum of Art in New London, and he taught art at Connecticut College.

Publications:
"Nature's Palette: The Roger W. Dennis Impressionist Garden," Patricia Shippee, American Art Review July-Aug 1999 (Vol IX, Number 4)

Selected Collections:
Florence Griswold Museum
Lyman Allyn Museum
William Benton Museum of Art