Renowned Louisiana painter George Rodrigue died Saturday of cancer at a hospital in Houston.
The 69-year-old painter started out depicting scenes from Cajun life and culture. He became world-famous, though, for his Blue Dog paintings in the 1990s.
The character was inspired by the Cajun fairy tale of “Loup Garou,” a sort of werewolf. It became the star of a corporate campaign by Xerox.
Wander through the glass doors into the spacious heart of the tangerine building at 747 Magazine Street, and you’ll find a world of primary colors and creative shapes that speak to the child — and the artist — in all of us.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Well-known "blue dog" artist George Rodrigue has been re-appointed by Gov. Bobby Jindal to serve as the state's artist laureate.
The New Orleans Museum of Art caps a retrospective of 40 years of the works of artist George Rodrigue with an all-nighter!