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this is a discussion within the Everything Else Community Forum; Internationally-renowned artist George Rodrigue, the Louisiana native best known for his Blue Dog creation but also masterpieces which depicted the color and characters of his beloved home state, died Saturday in Houston after battling cancer. He was 69. Rodrigue’s family ...

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Old 12-14-2013, 10:23 PM   #1
 
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Famed artist, 'Blue Dog' creator George Rodrigue dies at 69



Internationally-renowned artist George Rodrigue, the Louisiana native best known for his Blue Dog creation but also masterpieces which depicted the color and characters of his beloved home state, died Saturday in Houston after battling cancer. He was 69.
Rodrigue’s family confirmed his death through a statement late Saturday evening.
“George was our loving husband, father and friend,” it reads. “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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Damn shame. We lost Frank Davis and George Rodrigue in a short time.
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My Mom used to work with Rodrigue at his cafe. She will be devastated.

Wish I had an original. Damn.

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I walked into his shop/studio and he was there. I knew of this Blue Dog but I did not know how expensive he was to own. I was caught off guard and embarrassed.

Love the blue dog.
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R.I.P. artist George Rodrigue.
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Irwin Mayfield at George Rodrigue service

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Old 12-23-2013, 08:01 AM   #7
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Oh no. I am so out of the loop in news.
He was such a positive representative for LA. Wonderful artist.
Frank Davis, Le Chef as well.
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