(1944 - 2013)
George Rodrigue was active/lived in Louisiana, California. George Rodrigue is known for blue dogs and bayou landscape painting, posters.
Biography George Rodrigue
Following is The New York Times obituary of the artist.
George Rodrigue, Artist Who Painted Blue Dog, Dies at 69
By WILLIAM YARDLEY
Published: December 18, 2013
George Rodrigue, whose career as an artist started with dark and lush landscapes of his native Louisiana bayou but shifted abruptly, and profitably, when he began a series of portraits of a single subject, a melancholy mutt that came to be known as Blue Dog, died on Saturday in Houston. He was 69.
The cause was cancer, his family said.
Mr. Rodrigue, who grew up in New Iberia, in southern Louisiana, set out to document and celebrate Cajun culture with works such as The Aioli Dinner (1971), which depicts traditional ga
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