Meet Blue Dog. Possibly one of the most iconic pop art figures created by artist George Rodrigue.
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/.