David Rohn

David Rohn is a watercolor and oil painter. He currently lives and creates art in the woods of Southern Vermont.

"Rohn's paintings seem part of another diction altogether, one free of jargon and its thin gratifications; free, also, of art-schooled ambition to please teacher/critic/dealer, but rarely the eye of the beholder. The eye of this beholder is soothed and delighted, reminded of the old sense of magic which manifests itself in art. I llike to call it magic, or alchemy, since these words convey transformation: the way all true art, representational or abstract, changes the visual world into a vision of the world." Ann Lauterbach, from "Light Repositories: On David Rohn's Watercolors"

".....each picture having a highly articulate - but seldom outspoken - air. Yet when Rohn gets right down to it, his very delicacy of means yields up something deeply felt and expressed. .... Rohn finds feeling; he is a still-life painter of surprising force." Gerrit Henry, Art In America


Cornelia Street Cafe, NYC--2012
Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT -- 2012
The Putney School, Putney, VT -- 2008
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro, VT -- 2006
Oxbow Gallery, Northhampton, MA -- 2005, 2014
The Painting Center, NYC -- 2002
The Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, VT -- 2002
Hoorn-Ashby Gallery, NYC -- 1994, 1996, 1999
The American Center, Sapporo, Japan -- 1992
The Foreign Press Club, Tokyo, Japan -- 1992
Hoorn-Ashby Gallery, Nantucket -- 1987, 1991
Michael Walls Gallery, NYC -- 1991
Bloomsbury Theatre, London, UK "3 American Artists" -- 1985
Queens Museum, NYC -- 1985
Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA -- 1984
Max Hutchinson Gallery, NYC "3 Figurative Painters" -- 1982
Carl Battaglia Gallery, NYC -- 1977, 1978

Borgenicht Gallery, NYC "Landscape" -- 1988
Ingber Gallery, NYC "Survivors" -- 1986
Art Latitude Gallery, NYC – gallery artists -- 1980, 1981
Landmark Gallery, NYC -- 1979, 1980
Nassau County Museum, NY "Contemporary Naturalism" -- 1980

Collections (selected)
The Brooklyn Museum, NYC
The Detroit Institute of Arts, MI
The Art Center, South Bend, IN
Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA

New York Public Library, NYC
Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Rosenman, Colin, Freund, NYC (mural commission, 1980)

National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Grant -- 1989
La Napoule Foundation Fellowship -- 1991
Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Fellowship -- 1992
Vermont Arts Council Grant -- 2004