Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Tammany Landscapes Attract Artists

St. Tammany has been home to a number of fine artists, but even in its early years, say about the 1850's and 1860's, there were many visiting artists who came across the lake from New Orleans to capture on canvas the scenes of daily life in St. Tammany. 
Several of Richard Clague Jr. paintings featured scenes from the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain. Here are a few of them:

According to the website "64Parishes.org" Artist Richard Clague Jr. and his students often worked in New Orleans’ City Park or at his studio. He also spent many summers during the 1860s working in the wetlands along the southern coast of Louisiana near the resort towns of Mandeville and Abita Springs.

The above painting was produced by American artist Richard Clague (1821-1973) sometime between 1851 and 1870. The artwork is entitled "Farm in St. Tammany." Click on the image to make it larger. Painting Source: LSU Museum of Art

See also:

St. Tammany Artist Famous For Theatrical Scenery Painting