Online Exhibition: Southern Regionalist Rolland Golden

Churning the Mississippi, watercolor, 41 x 33 inches

We are honored to present the work of nationally acclaimed Louisiana artist Rolland Golden. Sadly, Golden passed in July of this year, but his legacy lives on through his celebrated artwork. His prolific career spans six decades, with works ranging from bucolic southern landscapes to the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The artist once described his work as “borderline-surrealisterm,” in which the subject is “not entirely impossible, but highly unlikely.”

From a young age Golden was deeply inspired by the beauty of the rural South, specifically the Mississippi Delta and surrounding areas. He studied under regionalist painter and teacher John McCrady in New Orleans’ French Quarter.

Rolland Golden’s works have been exhibited in numerous public museums including the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the Mississippi Museum of Art, a solo exhibition at the Morris Museum of Art, and the New Orleans Museum of Art, which exhibited his wrenching series, “Katrina: Days of Terror, Months of Anguish”. Among numerous awards, Golden was a two-time recipient of the Thomas Hart Benton Purchase Award, a three-time recipient of the National Arts Club First Place Award, and a winner of the Winslow Homer Memorial Award.