14 December 2013: Death of George Rodrigue, American painter (b. 1944) (Source)

George Rodrigue with large prints – © georgerodigue.com

George Rodrigue (March 13, 1944 – December 14, 2013) was an American artist who in the late 1960s began painting Louisiana landscapes,[1] followed soon after by outdoor family gatherings[2] and southwest Louisiana 19th-century and early 20th-century genre scenes.[3] His paintings often include moss-clad oak trees,[4] which are common to an area of French Louisiana known as Acadiana. In the mid-1990s Rodrigue’s Blue Dog paintings,[5] based on a Cajun legend called Loup-garou, catapulted him to worldwide fame.

His funeral mass was open to the public, held at St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square, New Orleans. (Source)

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