Artist of the Day: George Rodrigue

Artist of the Day:  George Rodrigue

George Rodrigue was born and raised along the banks of the winding Bayou Teche in New Iberia, Louisiana. After working briefly in New York as a commercial artist, he returned to his native Louisiana in 1967 to paint the Cajun culture. He now lives and works in Lafayette, and is perhaps most widely known for his Blue Dog series. Starting in March, the new exhibit George Rodrigue's Louisiana: Forty Years of Cajuns, Blue Dogs and Beyond Katrina will be showing at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Source