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Cajun Artist George Rodrigue Profile (1981)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1981-11-20

Duration: 00:10:34

Subjects: Rodrigue, George | ART | ARTISTS | PAINTINGS | Painters | CAJUNS | Cajuns in art | Weill, Gus


  • George, Beth Host
  • Rodrigue, George Interviewee


This segment from the November 20, 1981, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features an interview with Cajun artist George Rodrigue. He discusses his paintings, including his style of painting people as a part of the landscape, his use of the oak tree as a symbol, capturing the connection between the Cajuns and their past, and his use of contrasting colors. Rodrigue also talks about his recent collaboration with author Gus Weill on a book entitled “A Couple of Local Boys.” Host: Beth George