My “Historic American Pop”, is the balance or tension that occurs between chosen historical images and abstract art. I believe that historical photographs combined with abstract art brings about a new visual experience. - Laura
The great-granddaughter of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, Laura Roosevelt is passionate about history and has pioneered a new form of American art: Historic American Pop. These pieces incorporate iconic photographs with textured, abstract backgrounds, reshaping the experience of those moments frozen in time.
Committed to reaching young people through art, Roosevelt is developing The Roosevelt Center for Arts Enrichment in her hometown of Dallas, a nonprofit teaching resource for art and history. She sits on the board of Ken Burns’ foundation, The Better Angels Society, where she is dedicated to helping tell America’s story.