Ralph Vogler has had a long-standing interest in painting. He began taking lessons from local artists in the 1960′s. Although he trained some at the Atlanta College of Art, most of his training was under the tutorship of Roman and Constantine Chatov, who trained under Brockman, in New York and later Roman’s son Marc. They became the leading portrait painters in the Southeast where they trained many artists. It was in those classes where Vogler developed his interest in the figure and portraiture. More recently he has studied with Chris DiDomizio. His work has appeared in many exhibits locally, statewide and in New York.
Atlanta College of Art, drawing and anatomy courses, sketch classes, Atlanta Artists Club, and tutoring by the Chatovs and Mr. DiDomizio. Participated in workshops by Albert Yandl, Gregg Kreutz, Marc Chatov and others.
Atlanta Artists Center monthly shows and traveling shows, Artists Atelier of Atlanta, Portrait Society of Atlanta, Georgia Marble Festival Arts Exhibits (2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006), Jessup Georgia, Southern Juried Fine Arts Show, Dunwoody Fine Arts Association Show, Arts Station, Stone Mountain, GA (2002, 2003 x2, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008), Agora Gallery “Creative Reality” exhibit, May 1996, New York, Agora Gallery “Art Quest Contest-Winners Show” August 1996, New York, Agora Gallery “Realism In View”, April 1997, and solo shows “The Works Of Ralph Vogler” at Vista Gallery, Atlanta, GA, July 1997 and “One Person Show” Agora Gallery, New York April 1998, Dunwoody Fine Arts Association Spring Show, Georgia State Capitol, March-May 1998, B.A.I. Gallery, New York September 1998, Cultural Arts Council Douglasville (2002 South Works Juried Art Exhibition Oconee Fine Arts Center Watkinsville, GA “Human Aspects” Agora Gallery, New York, 1999, “The Body in Focus” Agora Gallery, New York 2000, “Vivid Perceptions” Agora Gallery, New York 2001. Southeastern Invitational Exhibition 2000, Quinlan Visual Arts Center Gainesville, GA 2001-2009. Coastal National Juried Exhibition St. Simons Island, GA (2001, 2002, 2005, 2009), Georgia National Fair (2003, 2006, 2007) (two Honorable Mentions), Quinlan Visual Arts Center Exhibition 2007 (judged by Roseta Santiago), Metro Montage juried exhibits (2005, 2006, and 2007). Kennesaw Art of the Golden Generation juried shows (2004, 2006, and 2007). Portrait Society juried shows (2002, 2006, 2007, 2009). Represented by Amsterdam Whitney International Fine Art, Inc. in Chelsea (2003-2009)
Robert and Katherine Steinbruegge, Dr. Katherine Kellar, Dr. Vorin Popovic, Doris Smith, Georgette Cochran, Mrs. Joan Diemer, Dr. Peter Ove, Dr. William Kremer, Dr. J. K. Haynes, Dr. Michael Thomas (portrait).
Awards, Honors and Memberships:
- First Place – Private Muses – Inner Voices exhibition 1997
- Winner – Artists Spectrum Talent Art Competition 1996
- Honorable Mention – Atlanta Artists Club Traveling Show 2002
- Glynn Artists Association 18th Coastal National Juried Exhibition 2003, Georgia National Fair 2003
- Second Place – Art Station Exhibit 2009
- Atlanta Artists Center (President – 1999)
- Atlanta portrait Society
- Art Station Arts Center