That would be my great grandfather =)
g l viavantpeter m mc enery
I am somewhat familar with G L Viavant. Over the years my family has collected several of both his and his daughter, Ruby's. works.
Viavant painted in nature morte in eastern New Orleans from the latter 19th into the early 20th centuries and was a most prolific artist.
His works are favorably compared to other renowned Louisiana artsit such as the Coulons and Perelli.