Lost Art Salon is a San Francisco-based gallery that specializes in the rediscovery of historically significant artists and the curation of fine art collections reflecting the major styles and movements of the Modern Era. Open to the public, the gallerys showroom offers over 5,000 paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and objects from the late 19th Century through the present, with a strong emphasis on 20th Century Modernism.
Roger Gerster is a Swiss-born painter, sculptor and printmaker. He was mentored by artist, Rodolphe-Theophile Bosshard. Gerster studied at the Beaux-Arts Laussanne and the Grand Chaumiere, Paris and began showing in Swiss galleries in 1957. In 1959 he was awarded the Bourse Louise Aeschlimann prize.
Now in his 70s, Gerster is still living and producing work in Europe where his sculptures, paintings and prints are frequently exhibited. The human form, particularly the nude, continues to be a subject he returns to over and over.
Early One-Man Exhibitions:
1957 Galerie de l’Ancien Montreux, Montreux 1958-61 Galerie Arts et Lettres, Vevey 1960 Galerie 53, Morges 1963 Galerie Carrefour des Arts, Sion 1964-66 Galerie Picpus, Montreux 1966 Galerie de la Cathedrale, Fribourg 1967 Springville High School Art Gallery, USA 1968 McKenzi, Los Angeles, USA 1970 Falerie Wolfsberg, Zurich 1971 Galerie Verena Muller, Berne 1972 Galerie Prudhoe, London 1975 Galerie Erickson, San Francisco 1976 Exposition Itinerante, USA 1977 Galerie Creative Hang Up, Denver, USA 1977 Galerie Cour Saint-Pierre, Geneve 1977 Galerie Plexus, Chexbres 1979 Galerie Vallaton, Lausanne 1980 Galerie Cour Saint-Pierre, Geneve 1981 Galerie Vallaton, Lausanne 1982 Galerie Adges, Cupertino, CA, USA