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Biographical Notes on Robert Roche
Categories of Works - Mexican and Peruvian Indians, Rural South and Dust Bowl, Amish and Mennonites, Famous Americans, People of New England, Thoroughbred Racing, Still Life
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Amish Children
Amish Children


Amish and Mennonites


O
ne of Robert Roché's favorite subjects is rural farm life. His warmth and feeling for country people is probably best expressed in the paintings of the Amish and Mennonites.


Having spent a great deal of time over the years on farms throughout the country, his understanding of farmers and their way of living enabled him to be accepted by these people and to work amongst them; a privilege not usually accorded to "outlanders".
Amish Elders and Wives Amish Elders

Amish Elders and Wives

Amish Elders


These paintings of Amish elders and children are part of a series of paintings done in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where he worked and lived with the Amish and painted the Amish and Mennonites. They posed on their farms as they are portrayed here.


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