(1944 – 2013) FTIgallery.com represents one of the largest collections of POP artist George Rodrigue. He was born March 13, 1944 and grew up in New Iberia, Louisiana. Rodrigue began painting outdoor family gatherings framed by moss-clad oak trees in an area of French Louisiana known as Acadiana. It was in the late 1960s after completing his art studies at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette followed by the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, that Rodrigue returned to Louisiana and developed his signature hard-edged, repetitive style. The legend of the loup-garou, lead to his most famous series, The Blue Dog. On his canvas Rodrigue took the Blue Dog through numerous phases of development, eventually using the image to comment on life today. FTIgallery.com sells George Rodrigue Works exclusively on the secondary market they are not a primary source.
In 2008 the New Orleans Museum of Art held a forty year retrospective, Rodrigue’s Louisiana: Forty Years of Cajuns, Blue Dogs, and Beyond Katrina. Today Rodrigue lives and paints in New Orleans’ historic Faubourg Marigny.