“He offers a new way of seeing and understanding the places we inhabit.”
—M. Stephen Doherty, editor in chief, American Artist
While his canvases portray a range of geographic sites from the rural South, the streets of New York, the New England woods, and the villages and meadows of southern France, Rolland Golden brings a certain sensitivity to his landscapes that only a Southern artist with long ties to the land can bring. This collection chronicling his personal and artistic journeys includes almost two hundred works created over four decades and two continents. Whether he is portraying the decay of the French Quarter in his native New Orleans or capturing a golden afternoon while on a Provençal holiday, Rolland Golden’s work depicts not only the view before him but also reflects the observer’s emotional landscape.
About the Author
John R. Kemp, a New Orleans native, has written for a number of regional and national magazines, including Art & Antiques, ARTnews, Louisiana Life, and Louisiana Cultural Vistas. His books published by Pelican are Alan Flattmann’s French Quarter Impressions and Vanishing Paradise: Duck Hunting in the Louisiana Marsh.
About the Painter
Rolland Golden’s career as a professional artist began in 1957. He is a three-time recipient of the National Arts Club First Place Award, a two-time winner of the Thomas Hart Benton Purchase Award, winner of the Winslow Homer Memorial Award, and many others. He has exhibited his work both nationally and internationally, including a one-artist show that toured the Soviet Union in 1976 and 1977. His paintings appear in numerous private and public collections, including those of Columbia Pictures, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the National Arts Club, and the Pushkin Museum in Moscow.
The Journeys of a Southern Artist
Written by John R. Kemp
Paintings by Rolland Golden
Foreword by M. Stephen Doherty
ART / Individual Artist
208 pp. 11 x 14
196 color illus.