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Roger William Anliker

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Roger William Anliker, age 89, of Elkins Park passed away after a brief illness at the Abramson Rehab Center on September 25, 2013. Born in Akron Ohio, Roger was the middle son of the late Emily and Carl Anliker and the brother of the late Frederick Anliker and the late James Anliker. At an early age, Roger distinguished himself as a talented and creative young man, winning numerous awards and prizes for outstanding artwork. He served as a mapmaker (when his artistic gifts were recognized), in WWII in the 16th armored Division. Roger studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art, where he received upon Graduation in 1947, The Agnes Gund memorial scholarship for travel. He attended the American University in Biarritz after European service in WWII. Roger was later a two time recipient of the Guggenheim fellowship for coastal study in Europe. From 1948-63, He was associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University. Roger was a professor at Temple University's Tyler School of Art from 1963, until retiring in 1988 whereupon he received the Great teacher award from Temple. Roger Anliker was an encouraging albeit demanding teacher with an extraordinary knowledge of creative approaches and commitment to diverse methods and techniques. His influence on generations of students is remarkable, as a teacher and as a practicing fine artist. The legacy ignited by Roger's passions and commitment to excellence is long and deep. Roger has had numerous one man and group exhibition in this county and abroad including the Carnegie International Exhibitions, The Whitney Museum, the Chicago Art institute, The Pennsylvania Academy of fine Arts and Musee d' Art Moderns in Paris. He is represented in the permanent collections of the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Butler Institute of American Art; The Akron Art Institute; The Carnegie Museum and Westmoreland County Museum. Our friend Roger will be greatly missed by those who were fortunate enough to know and study with him. A remarkable man of singular talent, boundless energy, extraordinary enthusiasm and generosity of spirit. A memorial service was held at 7:30 PM on Monday, September 30, 2013, Helweg & Rowland Funeral Home, 1059 Old York Road, Abington, PA. Interment was private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to ACJL- Abramson Home Care, Attn: donor services, 1425 Horsham Road, North Wales PA 19454. "All Colors made me happy; even gray, my eyes were such that literally they took photographs, whenever I'd permit." - Nabokov Arrangements were by Helweg & Rowland Funeral Home, Abington, PA (www.helwegrowlandfh.com)

Published in Montgomery Newspapers on Oct. 1, 2013
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