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Blue Dog artist dies
The Advertiser [Lafayette, LA], by Kristin Askelson and Ken Stickney

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Posted By:controlfreak, 12/15/2013 3:40:30 PM

George Rodrigue, who gained national and international attention when he painted his now very famous Blue Dog, died Saturday. "We are heartbroken to share the news that George Rodrigue has passed away after a long battle with cancer," according to a statement from his family. "George was our loving husband, father and friend. George Rodrigue was also a gifted artist who set out to paint Louisiana as he knew it by visually interpreting the landscape and the rich history of the Cajun people. Later in his career his Blue Dog paintings captured hearts and minds around the world."

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: RPool, 12/15/2013 3:59:18 PM     (No. 9655117)

The world gained a window into the beauty of Cajun culture through George´s brush. Rest in peace.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: sanspeur, 12/15/2013 4:08:38 PM     (No. 9655127)

The humanity he painted into his works was touching .. Now we only have the creepy name stealing bd dems.left ..

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Reply 3 - Posted by: DaddyO, 12/15/2013 5:28:27 PM     (No. 9655207)

My daughter´s corgi stares at me the exact same way.. when she sees a squirrel.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: valinva, 12/15/2013 8:39:14 PM     (No. 9655355)

I had lunch in his restaurant several years ago. The place was full of his paintings. To see them in person was a treat. The food was excellent as well.

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Blue Dog artist dies
The Advertiser [Lafayette, LA], by Kristin Askelson and Ken Stickney    Original Article
Posted By: controlfreak- 12/15/2013 3:40:30 PM     Post Reply
George Rodrigue, who gained national and international attention when he painted his now very famous Blue Dog, died Saturday. "We are heartbroken to share the news that George Rodrigue has passed away after a long battle with cancer," according to a statement from his family. "George was our loving husband, father and friend. George Rodrigue was also a gifted artist who set out to paint Louisiana as he knew it by visually interpreting the landscape and the rich history of the Cajun people. Later in his career his Blue Dog paintings captured hearts and minds around the world."



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