British Flag Abstract | Historic American Pop | Artist's Proof Giclee No.230 | Patriotic Art | Laura Roosevelt
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Mixed Media | Enhanced Giclee on Paper | Patriotic Art | 36 by 26 inches
The great-granddaughter of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, Laura Roosevelt is passionate about history and has pioneered a new form of American art: Historic American Pop. These pieces incorporate iconic photographs with textured, abstract backgrounds, reshaping the experience of those moments frozen in time.
Laura Roosevelt is an American painter whose present work combines historic American imagery with abstract painting, creating a new form of art she calls Historic American Pop. Her work is celebrated and collected throughout the Nation and in the Caribbean.
My “Historic American Pop”, is the balance or tension that occurs between chosen historical images and abstract art. I believe that historical photographs combined with abstract art brings about a new visual experience. - Laura
Committed to reaching young people through art, Roosevelt is developing The Roosevelt Center for Arts Enrichment in her hometown of Dallas, a nonprofit teaching resource for art and history. She sits on the board of Ken Burns’ foundation, The Better Angels Society, where she is dedicated to helping tell America’s story.