Early American, Contemporary Paintings, Sculpture and Fine Antique American Indian Art.


Sue Rother Biography

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Sue Rother The Salmon Arroyo Oil on Canvas

Sue Rother, The Salmon Arroyo, Oil on Canvas, 24" x 24"

Born in Oakland, California, Sue grew up south of San Francisco spending most of her time riding horses, competing in dressage and hunter and jumper competitions. Years of being around horses, gave her an invaluable knowledge of their movement, attitude and personalities.

Sue Rother To A New Camp Oil on Panel

Sue Rother, To A New Camp, Oil on Panel, 12" x 12"

Sue's other lifelong obsession was creating art. She attended U.C. Davis, where she studied under Wayne Thiebaud and others. Further education included Art Center College of Design and The Academy of Art College in San Francisco, where she has been teaching for 11 years. For 25 years Sue painted and drew as an illustrator for clients such as, Disney, Bank of America and Williams Sonoma, Gallo Wines and hundreds of various corporations and publishers nationwide. She has also exhibited at the American Museum of Illustration in New York.

Always a painter, the transition from illustrator to gallery artist was a natural progression in Sue's creative endeavors. Sue Rother is represented by Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery in Tucson, Arizona and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Sue Rother Casa Diablo Oil on Panel

Sue Rother, Casa Diablo, Oil on Panel, 22" x 22"


Born: April 18,1950  Oakland, Ca.



  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of California, Davis, 1968-72, Studied under: Wayne Thiebaud, Manuel Neri, and William Wiley
  • Art Center College of Design, 1973
  • Academy of Art College, 1976-79


  • Academy of Art College, Indication for Advertising, 1982-85, Illustration II classes
  • Boise State University. Illustration, Graphics Department
  • Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Watercolor classes
  • Academy of Art University, Illustration Department Instructor, 2009-Present

Freelance Illustrator: 1980-to the present

Ilustration Clients

  • Estee Lauder
  • Gerber Corp.
  • Disney
  • Simon & Schuster
  • Reader's Digest
  • Hublien Corp.
  • Gallo Vineyards
  • Fetzer Vineyards
  • Inglenook Vineyards
  • King's Supermarkets, NJ.
  • Williams Sonoma
  • Landor Assoc.
  • Marcel Shurman
  • Bank of America
  • Arrias Design
  • PBS
  • Scholastic
  • Johnsonville Inc.
  • Harcourt Brace.


  • Freda Scott
  • Carol Guenzi Art Agents
  • Jerry Leff Assoc.



  • Museum of American Illustration, New York City
  • 2009-10 - 3rd Annual Small Works Winter Show and Sale, Medicine Man Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
  • 2009 - Historic Trading Posts of the West, Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, AZ
  • 2009 - Geronimo Remembered, Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, AZ





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