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George Rodrigue: iconic Cajun artist
and classic triumphant everyman

Times-Picayune [New Orleans, LA], by Doug MacCash

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 12/15/2013 4:35:45 PM

On Saturday (Dec. 14) night at about 10, I got the news that George Rodrigue had died at age 69. [Snip] I’ll miss him. I’ll miss his laugh. It was often the first and last thing you heard when you spoke to him on the phone. I remember he was laughing as he told me about the absurdities of his arduous radiation treatments. Rodrigue’s 2008 retrospective exhibition at the New Orleans Museum of Art was not just a personal career capper for the artist. It was a boon for the museum too. Remember that after the 2005 levee failures that followed

Links to his works with two special links at the end of the piece: "George Rodrigue, Blue Dog artist and philanthropist: Your memories and images" and "George Rodrigue´s 2008 NOMA exhibit, ´Rodrigue´s Louisiana,´ was a must-see." Sad to see him go so soon.


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