- Graphic Workshop and Starter for Five Lino, 1969, 64.7×91.5 cm Photograph © Willie Rodger
- Anne Wood and lino, 1970, 81.3×58.5 cm Photograph © Willie Rodger
- Kirky Puffer Lino, 1998, 3.8×3.8 cm Photograph © Willie Rodger
- Santa Maria del Carmini, Venice Coloured conte pencils and ink on paper, 2001, 65×40 cm Photograph © Willie Rodger
- The Flying Dustman (with apologies to Wagner) Oil on canvas, 2004, 76.2×101.6 cm Photograph © Willie Rodger
- Born : 1930
- Died : 2018
- Associate Elected : 21/06/1989
- Academician Elected : 25/05/2005
Willie Rodger RSA is one of the most significant artist-printmakers in recent Scottish art history.
Born in Kirkintilloch in 1930, Rodger studied Graphics and Printmaking at Glasgow School of Art from 1948 to 1953. He received a rigorous education from a course that, at the time, only accepted the most skilled draughtsmen. By graduation Rodger had already sold two prints to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and went on to a career in advertising. However, he became disillusioned with the cut and thrust of the commercial world and an opportunity to change careers and return to Scotland came about with a teaching vacancy at Lenzie Academy, then as Principal Teacher of Art at Clydebank High School, a post he held until early retirement in 1987. He was elected to the Royal Scottish Academy in 1989 and awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Stirling in 1999.