The Nahan Collection
A native of New Orleans, he studied under the noted regionalist painter John McCrady. Since his career started in 1957, he has won many awards, including being a three-time recipient of the National Arts Club 1st Prize Award, a two-time winner of the Thomas Hart Benton Purchase Award, winner of the Winslow Homer Memorial Award, and many others.
In 1976-77, his solo exhibition toured the former Soviet Union and the Pushkin Museum in Moscow acquired some of his watercolors. Another exhibition toured France in 1993-95. Many books and articles about the difficult techniques of watercolor have featured his works. In 1970, American Artist magazine published "The World of Rolland Golden," by Don Lee Keith, a feature article best describing his life and work. M. Stephen Doherty, the Editor-in-Chief of American Artist described Golden's work as offering "a new way of seeing and understanding the places we inhabit."
Golden has won many awards and is a three time 1st prize winner at major exhibitions at the National Arts Club in New York. His works may be found in the many public and private collections, including those of the New Orleans Museum of art, the Mississippi Museum of Art, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and others. His latest museum solo exhibition was held at the New Orleans Museum of Art in 2007.
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