The Art of George Rodrigue


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Ginger Danto, Michael Lewis


Born and raised in the heart of French Louisiana, George Rodrigue is best known for his Blue Dog paintings. Rodrigue, who began painting in the third grade while bedridden with polio, had already won local acclaim for his rich portrayals of the landscape and people he grew up with when Blue Dog transformed the image of the original Cajun werewolf dog into an international pop icon. This accessible paperback edition of The Art of George Rodrigue is a retrospective featuring 265 paintings spanning Rodrigue’s career. With text by art historian Ginger Danto, this book continues to be the definitive guide to Rodrigue’s work, documenting his artistic development as his subjects shifted from majestic oak trees to Cajun fishermen to the incomparable Blue Dog.

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Weight 1345 g
Dimensions 22.8 x 30.4 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 16 July 2012
Number of pages 256
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 22.8 x 30.4 cm
Weight 1345 g


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Ginger Danto has lived in Paris for the last 15 years, where she wrote about the arts for ARTnews, the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, the Village Voice, Dance Magazine, and Art and Antiques. She recently relocated to her native New York. Michael Lewis is the author of the international bestsellers Liar's Poker and The New New Thing and is a contributing editor to the New York Times Magazine.