Art of George Rodrigue
  • Imprint: Abrams Books
  • Publication Date: April 1, 2012
  • Price: $45.00
  • Trim Size: 9 x 12
  • ISBN: 1-4197-0317-X
  • EAN: 9781419703171
  • Page Count: 256
  • Illustrations: 265 full-color illustrations
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rights: World/All

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 defini¬tive 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.

About the authors

Ginger Danto has contributed to ARTnews, the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, the Village Voice, Dance Magazine, and Art & Antiques. Michael Lewis is the author of the international bestsellers The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, Liar’s Poker, The New New Thing, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, and The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game and is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair.