Meet Blue Dog. Possibly one of the most iconic pop art figures created by artist George Rodrigue.
Blue Dog has been everywhere from the permanent collection of the Smithsonian to the White House and all over the world.
Born and raised in New Iberia, Louisiana, George began painting during the third grade while bedridden with polio.
A Faster Breed
Later in life, his art studies at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette followed by the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena gave him a foundation that spawned one of the greatest success stories in southern art.
Mardi Gras 2010
Rodrigue was a gifted artist who started out painting the landscape and the rich history of Louisiana and the Cajun people. But that all changed when he found his model in his studio: a photograph of his dog, Tiffany, who had died.
“I’m expressing the feelings of mankind today through the Blue Dog,” George said. “The dog is always having problems of the heart, of growing up, the problems of life.”
His heart was in his work, in his love of his blue dog and his beautiful wife and loving kids.
More of George Rodigue’s amazing blue dogs can be found at https://georgerodrigue.com/.
2 thoughts on “Sunday Evening Art Gallery — George Rodrigue”
I love having company! There is a lot of darkness in the world; these Art worlds remind me that there is alot of light in it, too.
Totally enjoying my Sunday virtual walk through your art gallery! Love this artist, the simplicity, yet the love for the blue dog resonates. Thanks for sharing this one……D