My Heart Is SO Heavy

and very blue.

George Rodrigue, the Louisiana artist whose Blue Dog paintings made him famous worldwide, has died at age 69 after a long battle with cancer. The news was initially shared Dec. 14 via statements from Gov. Bobby Jindal’s office and the Rodrigue family.

The New Iberia native first began painting as a child while he was bedridden with polio, but it wasn’t until the 1990s when his Blue Dog paintings of the Cajun loup-garou sent him into the spotlight in art circles and beyond.

His 9/11 Blue Dog painting still tears my heart out…

(And ‘loup-garou’ is the word for ‘werewolf’ in these parts.)

2 Responses to “My Heart Is SO Heavy”

  1. Rob says:

    Very sad here about that. For Frank Davis, too. RIP, George and Frank.

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