Profile

Roger Roth
Senior Lecturer
BFA, Pratt Institute

Roger Roth is a watercolor illustrator and received his B.F.A. from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Roger is a well-known children's book illustrator (a few of which he's also written), as well as an editorial illustrator. He is also a popular presenter at elementary and middle schools.


Artist Statement
Roger fell in love with drawing one night long ago, around age 7. He was watching his older brother draw an elaborate scene of an old gas station complete with a tow-truck, gas pumps and some old jalopies. He was mesmerized watching his brother create this scene with just a pencil and a rich imagination. It was magic! Ever since, Roger's dream has been to make a living through the thing he loves best-drawing and painting. And, luckily for him, his dream came true. For Roger, every day is an exciting new adventure.


Children's Book Illustration



  • Voyage to the Pharos, 2009, Viking

  • Star of the Week: A Story of Love, Adoption, and Brownies with Sprinkles, 2009, HarperCollins (with wife, Darlene Friedman)

  • The American Story: 100 True Tales from American History, 2006 Knopf Books for Young Readers

  • The Salem Witch Trials: An Unsolved Mystery From History, 2004, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

  • Stink Soup, 2004, Farrar Straus Giroux

  • Roanoke, The Lost Colony: An Unsolved Mystery From History, 2003, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (2003)

  • The Wolf Girls: An Unsolved Mystery From History, 2001, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

  • The Mary Celeste: An Unsolved Mystery From History, 1999, Schuster Books for Young Readers

  • Fishing For Methuselah, (wrote and illustrated), 1998, Harper Collins

  • Mr. Ape, 1997, Random House

  • Billy the Ghost and Me, 1997, HarperCollins

  • Harriet's Hare, 1995, Crown Books for Children

  • The Sign Painter's Dream (wrote and illustrated), 1995, published by Crown Books for Children

  • The Invisible Dog, 1992, Crown Books for Children

  • The Giraffe That Walked to Paris, 1991, Crown Books for Children

Select Editorial Clients
The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, TV Guide, The Boston Globe, Business Week, Money, The Wall Street Journal, Discover, Barron's, Prevention, Sports Illustrated, Bicycling, Abercrombie & Fitch, Warner Books, BBD&O Advertising, Young & Rubicam Advertising, Coca Cola USA, New York Telephone


Awards and Recognition
Star of the Week, A Story of Love, Adoption and Brownies with Sprinkles, chosen as a "Best of the Best 2009" by the Chicago Public Library System, and named to the 2010-2011 Keystone to Reading Book Award List sponsored by the Keystone State Reading Association.


The Mary Celeste: An Unsolved Mystery From History chosen as a Junior Library Guild selection 1999-2000


Fishing For Methuselah chosen by the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio as a 1999 Platinum Best Book Award Winner, as featured on the Today show; selected as a Carolyn W. Field notable book 1999; winner of the Golden Archer Award 2001 from the children of Wisconsin 


Billy the Ghost and Me chosen by the American Booksellers as a spring 1997 "Pick of the Lists" children's book


The Sign Painter's Dream chosen as recommended reading in The New York Times book review section, School Library Journal, American Bookseller and Publishers Weekly (1992); featured on PBS' "Reading Rainbow" television program in 1995


Harriet's Hare chosen as one of the best children's books of 1995 by Parenting magazine


Works selected for the Society of Illustrators' "Original Art Exhibition," featuring the year's best children's book illustration (1992 and 1993)


Works selected for the Society of Illustrators' "Humor '88" exhibition and subsequent publication (1988)


Illustrations for The New York Times and The Boston Globe selected for publication in the 1986/87 International Graphis Annual of Advertising and Editorial Graphics (1987)


Illustrations for The New York Times selected for publication in the Best of Newspaper Design Annual, 1984/85 by the Society of Newspaper Design (1985)


 


Class Schedule, Fall 2014

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08:30AM - 11:20AM
01:00PM - 03:50PM
Layout
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08:30AM - 11:20AM
01:00PM - 03:50PM
Volumetric Figure Drawing

Contact Info

Office: Anderson Hall 7TH
Tel: 215-717-6240
Fax: 215-717-6620