Elysian Fields #21

Born in 1953, Samuel Corso is a Louisiana native. He attended Louisiana State University where he received a Master of Fine Arts in 1977. In the same year he became business partners with his mentor, Paul Dufour, a long time professor at LSU. Corso is skilled in the use of charcoal, ink, paint, and glass. He depicts idealized landscapes, paying close attention to the way light interacts with color to create delicate forms. He is best known for his use of bold color and soft edges within landscapes that appear almost geometric in nature. His scenes have a utopian sensibility related to his belief that the natural world is perfect. He is also known regionally for his intricate stained glass. Examples of his fine stained glass can be found at Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Monroe, as well as throughout the state of Louisiana.

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