Sam Rogers

Painter, Photographer

Sam Rogers (aka, James Samuel Rogers) grew up on a farm in Nacogdoches County, Texas and acquired all of his formal education in the public schools and universities of Texas. Along the way he received degrees in mathematics and biology. After graduate school at The University of Texas at Austin, he joined the biology faculty of the University of New Orleans (UNO), where he remained for thirty-three years. (He and his wife, Jerry, raised two daughters, Susan and Kristen, in New Orleans, a very interesting, and sometimes unsettling, experience.) Over the years, having never really decided what he wanted to do when he grew up, he developed a desire to pursue creative efforts in some area other than science. This eventually led to a noncredit class in drawing at UNO and classes in drawing, painting and photography at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts (a non-degree-granting institution.) He probably would still be pursuing these interests in New Orleans but for the intervention of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, which sent him and his wife back to Texas. After residing in Nacogdoches for a few years, they moved to McKinney to be near their daughters (who had come to North Texas for college and remained) and their two grandsons. Sam eventually discovered the Art House in McKinney and began studying acrylic painting with K.D. Hafley, which he continues to do. He later began learning the art of printmaking with Lynne Hubner, and continues that as well. More recently, he joined The Arts and Music Guild and The Cove, both in McKinney. He has enjoyed and profitted from the frequent contact with other artists who work in a variety of media.

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