George Dureau: Paintings, Drawings & Photographs
October 1, 2011 – January 3, 2012
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp St.
New Orleans, La. 70130
Hours: Weds -Mon 10am-5pm; plus Ogden After Hours on Thurs. 6-8pm
Museum admission: $10 general public/ free for members
George Valentine Dureau is a painter, drawer and photographer whose work is focused on the human form. Working in classical themes and with a uniquely modern approach to the materials, he has created a body of work that stands as a testament to the dignity of the human spirit. Born in 1930 in the Faubourg St. John of New Orleans, Dureau received his first formal art training at the Delgado Museum at age nine, and continued his studies at Louisiana State University and Tulane School of Architecture. He has been an integral part of the New Orleans art world since his first gallery exhibition in 1960. On October 15, 2011 at the O What a Night Gala, Dureau will receive the Opus Award, given annually by the Ogden Museum of Southern Art to a member of the arts community whose life’s work constitutes a major contribution to the cultural landscape of the American South. On view through Jan. 3, 2012. Curated by Bradley Sumrall.