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  1. Lemon, Cup, and Shell

    Peter Jones is a second-generation Woodstock, New York, artist. His father, Wendell Jones, painted murals for the U.S. Treasury’s Section of Fine Arts program during the Depression, and went on to teach at Vassar College, while his mother, Jane Jones, specialized in portraits. He earned a degree in fine arts from Amherst College and studied…

  2. Stratum #4

    Edwin Pinkston lives in Ruston, Louisiana, where he taught painting and drawing at Louisiana Tech University from 1968 to 2004. He is an abstract painter. Pinkston intentionally limits his compositions to a square format because the shape pleases him and it gives him a consistent foundation on which to build his work. He contrasts a…

  3. Finally Complaining

    Eugene Martin was born in Washington D.C. in 1938 where he spent most of his life and married his wife, Suzanne Fredericq in 1988. He moved with Fredericq to Lafayette, Louisiana in 1996. Untitled, 1992 features several collaged elements. The collaged additions include a small, undated mixed media drawing from the 1960s on the right,…

  4. Untitled

    Eugene Martin was born in Washington D.C. in 1938 where he spent most of his life and married his wife, Suzanne Fredericq in 1988. He moved with Fredericq to Lafayette, Louisiana in 1996. Untitled, 1992 features several collaged elements. The collaged additions include a small, undated mixed media drawing from the 1960s on the right,…

  5. Composite 87 -2

    At the time of her death in 1997, Ida Kohlmeyer was widely considered Louisiana’s most renowned artist. Composite 87 -2 is a fine example of the gestural movement, vibrant color, and expressive shapes that are often found in her work. She is known for these organic shapes and symbols, which at first were structured in…

  6. Immanence

    Ida Kohlmeyer received her master of fine arts degree in 1956 from Newcomb Art School at Tulane College in New Orleans, and she spent the following summer in Massachusetts studying with the artist Hans Hofmann. She also was influenced by the Abstract Expressionist Mark Rothko, who became an artist in residence at Tulane in 1957….

  7. Blue Moon Over Me

    Louisiana native George Rodrigue painted his first Blue Dog in 1984. Created for a book of Cajun ghost stories entitled Bayou, it was his version of the loup-garou, a werewolf-like dog from an old Cajun legend. Using a photograph of his late studio dog as a model, he painted a creature with an eerie presence,…

  8. Untitled

    This hazy river scene including an oak tree covered with moss is a characteristic subject for an Alexander Drysdale painting. The artist moved to New Orleans in the 1880’s and frequently painted images of the local bayous or the Mississippi River. After moving to New York in 1901 to study at the Art Students League,…

  9. Woodville Road

    Born in Hahnville, Louisiana, Clarence Millet studied at the Art Student’s League in New York and later opened a studio in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Millet worked as an easel painter for the Works Progress Administration during the Great Depression.

  10. Untitled (Cabin Scene, St. Francisville, LA)

    New Orleans native Charles Reinike studied art in New Orleans and at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. With his wife Vera he founded and ran the Reinike Academy of Art and an art colony in St. Francisville, Louisiana. As is seen in this watercolor, he often depicted the southern landscape and the people of…