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Andreas Roth 1872 - 1949
Andreas Roth, Alpine Lake, 1925European Alpine Lake, 1925
(Roth came to the U.S in 1932)
Andreas Roth, Desertscape, 1933
Desertscape 1933
Andreas Roth, Lake Louise Cabin, 1946
Lake Louise Cabin 1946
Andreas Roth, Columbia Icefield, 1949Columbia Icefield 1949
Jasper National Park, Alberta Canada

Andreas Roth's life in Germany was challenged by deprivations following WW I and the events leading toward World War II. At age 60, Andreas Roth set on a daring move to leave hishome and head for the U.S.

Andreas Roth Painting at Mission San Juan Capistrano
Andreas painting
at San Juan Capistrano

Andreas Roth at Lake Louise Alberta
Andreas on shore
at Lake Louise, Alberta

February 2012 Newsletter ...
Andreas Roth in Palm Beach 1932
Previously unpublished photos of
California Artist Andreas Roth
1872 - 1949
In Germany, he honed his artistic talents and trained as a successful landscape artist. He painted still lifes and landscapes, but especially enjoyed creating Alpine scenes in Austria. But in 1932, at age 60, he headed for California making Los Angels his new home. He corresponded with his son remaining in Germany. From these letters, the family says some politics were discussed, but that Andreas emigrated to the U.S. because of artistic opportunities, not for religous or politcal reasons.

In Los Angeles, Andreas energetically worked to reestablish his painting career. Over the next ten years, he explored the diverse scenery of California, its vast deserts, towering mountains, and dynamic sea coasts.

In the early 1940's with Andreas now in his 70's, he still possessed a spirited willingness to travel and explore new locales to paint.

While maintiaining his home in Los Angeles, he often visited Banff National Park and Lake Louise in southeastern Alberta and venturing north to Jaspar National Park. For Andreas, the Canadian Rockies were reminiscent of the Austrian Alps where he painted earlier in his career.

Andreas has been exhibited at the Orange County Museum, and his distinctive style has garnered a loyal group of collectors. Sources: Photos and biographical information from Andreas Leipold of Germany, the artist's great-grandson, and Artists in California 1786 - 1940, Edan Milton Hughes, 3d ed.