ROLAND PETERSEN (b. 1926)
Born in Denmark, Roland Petersen studied painting and printmaking in the United States and Europe before settling in the Bay Area. The recipient of both Guggenheim and Fulbright fellowships, Petersen’s work has been extensively exhibited, including a 2010 retrospective at the Monterey Museum of Art. His distinct blend of stylized forms and bright, complementary colors has earned the artist a reputation as one California’s greatest living painters.