Established in Arizona in 1987, the Petrie-Rogers Gallery provides collectors with a wide variety of authentic antiques and fine quality works of art from China, Japan and Korea. Included is an extensive selection of Japanese woodblock prints dating from the 18th century to the present. Our merchandise has been acquired mainly from local estates and private collections and is fresh to the market. We purchase from retired World War II veterans and individuals who lived or traveled in Asia during the early to mid-20th century. We have special expertise in Japanese woodblock prints and in Chinese and Japanese porcelain and cloisonne.
Laurie Petrie Rogers has been involved in the field of Asian Studies since the 1970s and holds a Master of Arts degree from Harvard University. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and well versed in written Japanese. In the early 1980s, Laurie resided in Asia where she marketed computers for Wang Laboratories. While operating the gallery, Laurie also spent ten years teaching Chinese and Japanese history at Pima Community College in Tucson and at Arizona State University. Laurie has lectured on numerous occasions at the Phoenix Art Museum, San Diego Museum of Art, and Arizona State University. She co-edited "Carl Schraubstadter and Japanese Prints: The Robert Louis Mueller Family Collection," published by the Herberger College of the Arts, Arizona State University, 2007. In 2012 and 2013, Laurie consulted to the Denison College Art Museum on their Asian holdings. She was recently selected to be the Asian appraiser for the fall 2014 PBS TV series "Arizona Collectibles."
Waynor Rogers developed an interest in Japanese woodblock prints and cloisonne while serving with the Marine Corps in Asia. Since leaving the service, he has expanded his collection of Japanese cloisonne to include several hundred pieces representing the various forms and stages of production of the craft. A major exhibit of the collection at the Phoenix Art Museum was followed in 2009-2010 with a substantial donation to the museum's permanent collection. Waynor also specializes in prints by Western artists who made the perilous journey into Asia during the second half of the 19th century to study the traditional art forms in order to incorporate Asian aesthetics into their work. In 2014, a selection of prints by Western women artists was exhibited at the Arizona State University Art Museum. Waynor has lectured on several occasions at the Phoenix Art Museum, San Diego Museum of Art, and Arizona State University.