• Judith in her studio

    Judith in her studio

  • The Amulet

    The Amulet

  • Untitled


  • Study for Ball of Yarn Knitter

    Study for Ball of Yarn Knitter

  • The Leather Bag

    The Leather Bag

  • Stars and Stripes Forever #2

    Stars and Stripes Forever #2

Judith Roth

(1935- 2019)

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Judith Roth was awarded a scholarship to the Boston Museum School, earned her B.F.A. from Tufts University and spent a year studying at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.

Roth eventually settled in Chicago and taught figure drawing and painting for many years at multiple institutions including the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Columbia College. Roth’s work has been exhibited nation-wide. Selected by the Illinois Committee for the National Museum of Women in the Arts, her drawing The Dance was included in the exhibition “Illinois Women Artists: The New Millennium” which traveled across the United States.

As president of the Chicago Women’s Caucus for Art (CWCA), she was a tireless champion for increasing opportunities for women in fine art and performance. In 2010, Roth was honored by CWCA for “Excellence in the Arts” as an artist and advocate. She founded the Ravenswood Art Walk, a vibrant event to this day, to connect artists and their communities.

Roth’s breathtaking artwork is a tribute to her amazing ability to absorb the beauty, passion and color in life. Kohler Foundation is honored to preserve over 300 paintings and drawings of Judith Roth and place them with institutions across the nation.

The Kohler Foundation is currently placing the Judith Roth Collection. Please contact us for more information.