Hayward Oubre Jr
(1916 - 2006)
Hayward L. Oubre, Jr. was active/lived in North Carolina, Louisiana. Hayward Oubre Jr is known for sculpture, painting, prints, teaching.
Biography Hayward Oubre, Jr.
The sculpture, paintings, and prints created by Hayward Louis Oubre, Jr., have only recently begun to be appreciated by scholars and connoisseurs of American art. The wire sculptures he produced are now celebrated for their resilience, strength, balance, and engineering mastery, while the paintings and etchings inspired by his childhood in New Orleans have also received considerable praise.
Born to a family of African and French descent, Oubre's youthful artistic talent was encouraged in the New Orleans parochial schools he attended. Following high school, he enrolled at Dillard University, where he was a standout member of the football and track teams, an illustrator for the college newspaper, and the institution's first art major.
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