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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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- Statement from the Rodrigue Family on the death of George Rodrigue (battleofourtimes.com)
- Cajun Artist George Rodrigue Dies at 69 (abcnews.go.com)