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Andreas Roth
1872 - 1949
Andreas Roth Painting at Mission San Juan Capistrano
Andreas painting
at San Juan Capistrano
Andreas Roth at Lake Louise Alberta
Andreas on shore
at Lake Louise, Alberta
In our February 2012 Newsletter ...

Andreas Roth in Palm Beach 1932

Previously unpublished photos of
California Artist Andreas Roth
1872 - 1949

Andreas Roth's life in Germany was challenged by deprivations following WW I and the events leading toward World War II. At age 60, Andreas Roth set on a daring move to leave his home and head for the U.S.

In Germany, he honed his artistic talents and trained as a successful landscape artist. He painted still lifes and landscapes, but especially enjoyed creating Alpine scenes in Austria. But in 1932, at age 60, he headed for California making Los Angels his new home. He corresponded with his son remaining in Germany. From these letters, the family says some politics were discussed, but

Roth Andreas Alpine Lake 1925 Mid .jpg
Alpine Lake 1925
Roth Andreas Desertscape Mid .jpg
Desertscape 1933
Roth Andreas Lake Louise Cabin Mid .jpg
Lake Louise Cabin 1946
Athabaska Glacier Jasper National Park Alberta Canada
Columbia Icefield 1949

Jasper National Park, Alberta Canada

that Andreas emigrated to the U.S. because of artistic opportunities, not for religous or politcal reasons.

In Los Angeles, Andreas energetically worked
to reestablish his painting career. Over the next ten years, he explored the diverse scenery of California, its vast deserts, towering mountains, and dynamic sea coasts.

In the early 1940's with Andreas now in his 70's, he still possessed a spirited willingness to travel and explore new locales to paint.

While maintiaining his home in Los Angeles, he often visited Bamff National Park and Lake Louise in southeastern Alberta and venturing north to Jaspar National Park. For Andreas, the Canadian Rockies were reminiscent of the Austrian Alps where he painted earlier in his career.

Andreas has been exhibited at the Orange County Museum, and his distinctive style has garnered a loyal group of collectors. Sources: Photos and biographical information from Andreas Leipold of Germany, the artist's great-grandson, and Artists in California 1786 - 1940, Edan Milton Hughes, 3d ed.

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