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Artist William Carl Groh Profile (2016)

Art Rocks!



Genre: Art

Place Covered: Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-11-04

Duration: 00:07:50

Subjects: Groh, William Carl | Arts | ARTISTS | Painters | PORTRAITS | McIlhenny Co.


  • Fox-Smith, James Host
  • Kendrick, Dorothy Producer
  • Groh, William Carl Interviewee
  • Thomason, Cathy Interviewee


This segment from the November 4, 2016, episode of the series “Art Rocks!” features producer Dorothy Kendrick’s profile of portrait artist William Carl Groh of Lafayette, Louisiana. He discusses: his mentors Aaron Shikler and Frederic Taubes; his early interest in art; receiving his first commission from his grandmother; and his career as a portrait artist. Kendrick also interviews Cathy Thomason, who discusses Groh’s role as the portrait artist for the last four presidents of the McIlhenney Company in Avery Island, Louisiana. Host: James Fox-Smith