Roger Haas
Roger Haas was a 1936 graduate of Steele High School in Dayton and a student at the Dayton Art Institute. He joined the U.S. Army in 1941 as a member of the 14th Cavalry Regiment, Third Brigade, Second Cavalry Division, seeing action in the Rhineland Campaign in 1944-1945 as a member of the 89th Regiment Cavalry, 9th U.S. Armored Division of the Third U.S. Corps of the 1st U.S. Army. He was a member of the Society of the Remagen Bridge. After the war Mr. Haas returned to Dayton and worked at A.O. Smith in Tipp City as a quality control supervisor until he took an early retirement in 1975 to fulfill his dream of becoming a full-time artist. He became nationally acclaimed and received many awards for his work in watercolors, specializing in landscapes and the Amish. Haas was a charter member of the Ohio Water Color Society, a member of Ohio Water Color and Sculptors, Tipp City Valley Arts and Crafts and Lyons Club International, who honored him with the Melvin Jones Fellowship -
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