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George Rodrigue again Louisiana's artist laureate

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Written by Associated Press   
Monday, 30 April 2012 08:57

George Rodrigue (American/Louisiana, b. 1944-), 'Corporate Dog,' 1994 oil on canvas, sold by Neal Auction Co. for $54,000 + buyer's premium on May 3, 2008. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers.com Archive and Neal Auction Co.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Well-known "blue dog'' artist George Rodrigue has been re-appointed by Gov. Bobby Jindal to serve as the state's artist laureate.

Jindal says Rodrigue is worthy of the honor of being named the artist laureate because he is an internationally acclaimed Cajun artist "whose works are in major museums and collections across the country.''

Jindal also praised Rodrigue as a community activist. The artist has raised funds for Hurricane Katrina rebuilding.

In Louisiana, the governor appoints an artist laureate to serve during the governor's term of office.

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George Rodrigue (American/Louisiana, b. 1944-), 'Corporate Dog,' 1994 oil on canvas, sold by Neal Auction Co. for $54,000 + buyer's premium on May 3, 2008. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers.com Archive and Neal Auction Co.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 April 2012 09:08
 
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