Roger Saydack

Roger Saydack curates museum and gallery exhibitions and writes and lectures about the art of the Pacific Northwest.  He is the author of David McCosh: Learning to Paint is Learning to See;  C.S. Price: Landscape, Image and Spirit; and a number of essays about  other Oregon painters.  In addition to his work in the visual arts, Mr. Saydack is a classically–trained musician who is a nationally recognized expert in leading music director searches for symphony orchestras.   He works as a lawyer and law professor in Eugene, Oregon. 

Author's Entries

  • Anne Kutka McCosh (1902-1994)

    Anne Kutka McCosh, a nationally recognized and regionally important visual artist and teacher, lived in Eugene for the last sixty years of her life. Her work in oil and gouache during the 1930s and 1940s, which focused on the character of urban life in New York City and the college …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Clayton Sumner (C.S.) Price (1874-1950)

    Clayton Sumner (C.S.) Price, a pioneering American expressionist, made his most important paintings while he lived in Portland, from 1929 until his death in 1950. Born in Iowa in 1874, Price was the eldest son in a farming and ranching family of ten children. When he was a young …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • David McCosh (1903-1981)

    David McCosh, an important Oregon painter and influential teacher, was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in 1903. He spent a year studying liberal arts at Coe College in 1922 and a year later began six years of study at the Art Institute of Chicago, from which he graduated in 1926. …

    Oregon Encyclopedia