Discipline: Visual Art – painting

Charles LaRoche

Discipline: Visual Art – painting
Region: Peterborough, NH
MacDowell fellowships: 1962, 1976

Charles-Henri LaRoche (1926-2018) was a painter who spent most of his life in Peterborough. He joined the Navy at the end of World War II, where his artistic talents were applied to various graphics and historic paintings. After the war, he studied at the Cambridge School of Art, the Art Students League, and the Boston Museum School. LaRoche had a career as a home contractor and developer in southern New Hampshire, but continued to paint and also taught art classes at The Dublin Boys School. He worked in portrait painting, murals, sculpture and architecture. Some of his work still can be seen in various locations throughout the Peterborough area. LaRoche had many one-man and group shows, several of which were at the Worcester Museum, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and the Fogg Art Museum.



Charles LaRoche worked in the Alexander studio.

Originally designed to be a visual art gallery, this facility was built in memory of the late John White Alexander and funded by Elizabeth Alexander and their son James. John White Alexander is highly regarded as a portrait painter and, in the early part of the 20th century, served on…

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