Artist Roger Winter
A native of Denison, Texas, Roger Winter has been a working artist for more than 40 years and is a nationally known artist. From the minimalism and reductionism of the 1960s, Winter created a style that blends photo-realism and neo-impressionism. In wall- sized and medium paintings, this dedicated artist’s 40-year career captures family life in suburbia and the cacophony of New York’s urban street scenes.
Winter served on the faculty of SMU's Meadows School of the Arts from 1963 until 1989, mentoring two generations of talented students through his exemplary teaching, brilliant writing, and most of all, commitment to fine art as a vocation.
In his long career he has remained resistant to being labeled as an artist of one particular style; instead, he has been able to transition effortlessly between surrealist and realist and back again, and along the way has mastered media ranging from oil and acrylic paint to crayon and collage. The common thread in his work is his fascination with and search for the divine in everyday life, and his focus on the diversity of individuals and their daily pursuits.