Sunday, November 24, 2013
Rodrigue Studio and the Blue Dog culture of New Orleans
George Rodrigue died Dec. 14, 2013 in Houston after a long battle with cancer. He was 69. See more at:
721 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA
By Jane Feehan
If you haven’t seen the Blue Dog along Canal Street or elsewhere in New Orleans, visit Rodrigue Studio in the heart of the French Quarter. It's pure Louisiana.
The Blue Dog is a series of paintings inspired by artist George Rodrigue (b. 1944). Born in New Iberia, Louisiana, this “Cajun Artist” captures elements of Cajun and Louisiana culture (including Hurricane Katrina) to create inspired works in a variety of styles lauded by museums and art aficionados throughout the United States.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has recognized Rodrigue by naming him the Artist Laureate for Louisiana. Rodrigue and his wife, Wendy, also own studios in Carmel, California and at the Lafayette Oil Center (Lafayette).