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Iconic Blue Dog on Display at Rodrigue Studios

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New Iberia native George Rodrigue rose to fame in the 1990s with his signature creation, Blue Dog, a series of illustrations portraying a large blue dog in a variety of settings and backdrops. Following the publication of the book Bayou, featuring a compilation of 40 Louisiana myths, legends and ghost stories, Blue Dog became a Southern cultural icon.

Lafayette’s Rodrigue Studios features a variety of artwork from the well-known artist, allowing visitors to experience Rodrigue’s talent firsthand. The gallery showcases famous pieces from Rodrigue’s Blue Dog and Cajun collections throughout his career. The highly-acclaimed Cajun collection showcases Cajun life in 1990, and the Blue Dog, originally depicting a Cajun ghost story, continued to appear in the varied landscapes of Rodrigue's creation.

The studio attracts visitors from around the state and region and presents iconic works of Louisiana art. George Rodrigue, born on March 13, 1944, grew up as a Louisianan native and painted extensively until his death on December 14, 2013 at age 69.