April 6 – July 16, 2023

In keeping with the mission of our museum, we are introducing the work of Annah Wright Rogers (1898-1971), a talented painter whose promising career was interrupted by marital obligations and motherhood.

Rogers was born and raised in Seattle and attended Broadway High School where her artistic inclination was evident in the illustrations that she produced for the school’s 1914 yearbook. After graduation, she attended Mt. Holyoke in South Hadley, MA. and made an extended trip to Europe in the Summer of 1921. This sojourn enabled her to see works by the great masters that she emulated. She also attended the Art Institute of Chicago where she studied for four years. Returning to Seattle, she worked as an illustrator for renowned Seattle architect Arthur Loveless and in 1926 she married Philip Meinhardt Rogers and had three sons.

Her ethereal watercolors of the Northwest landscape are subtle and poetic, imbued with the love of nature that she held throughout her life. Her 1932 portrait of Edmond S. Meany will highlight the exhibition as a recent gift to the museum’s permanent collection by her son George Rogers.

Image Credits:

  1. Annah Wright Rogers (1898-1971), Untitled, circa 1930. Watercolor. Gift of George Rogers in Memory of his mother Annah Wright Rogers, CAM 2023.16.18
  2. Photograph of Annah Wright Rogers