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George Dureau Art

GEORGE DUREAU (USA, 1930–2014)

George Dureau was an American artist whose long career was most notable for charcoal sketches and black and white photography of poor white and black athletes, dwarfs, and amputees. Dureau was born to Clara Rosella Legett Dureau and George Valentine Dureau in the Irish Channel, New Orleans, Louisiana. He was raised in Mid-City. He graduated with a fine arts degree from LSU in 1952, after which he began architectural studies at Tulane University. Dureau briefly served in the U.S. Army. Before being able to survive as an artist, he worked for Maison Blanche, a New Orleans department store, as a display designer/window dresser. For the vast majority of his life, he lived in the French Quarter, where he was well known for his eccentricity and hospitality. His friend and student, Robert Mapplethorpe restaged many of his earlier black and white photographs. Many of his pieces are held at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Several of his works are displayed publicly throughout New Orleans, most notably, the pediment sculpture for Harrah's Casino and his cast-bronze sculptures stand sentinel at the entrance gates of New Orleans City Park. Dureau’s depiction of a Mardi Gras parade dominates one wall in Gallier Hall. One of his more popular set of works, Black 1973–1986, a series of black and white photographs concentrating on young black men, toured throughout the USA to rave reviews. Dureau died of Alzheimer's disease in 2014.

(Biography provided by Gilman Contemporary)
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George Dureau (New Orleans) "Young Man in Hat"
By George Dureau
Located in New Orleans, LA
George Dureau is an icon in the history of New Orleans art. He was friends with Robert Mapplethorpe, and influenced Mapplethorpe's work greatly. Dureau often drew or photographed dwa...
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Late 20th Century George Dureau Art

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Charcoal

George Dureau (New Orleans) "The Artist as a Winged Angel"
By George Dureau
Located in New Orleans, LA
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Late 20th Century Expressionist George Dureau Art

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Charcoal

American Flag
By George Dureau
Located in Austin, TX
George Dureau (1930 - 2014) Title: American Flag Medium: Oil on Canvas Dimensions: 25 x 35 in. Signature: Signed, LM Unframed
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Mid-20th Century American Modern George Dureau Art

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Canvas, Oil

Thompson and Brown, Male Nudes Photographed in Studio, Gelatin Silver Print
By George Dureau
Located in New york, NY
A black and white photograph, Thompson and Brown, c.1980 by George Dureau is a 20" x 16" gelatin silver print, signed and titled recto (front of photo) below the image. Often compare...
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1980s Contemporary George Dureau Art

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Photographic Film, Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

Louis and Jeffrey, Male Nudes Photographed in Studio, Gelatin Silver Photograph
By George Dureau
Located in New york, NY
This is a black and white photograph, Louis and Jeffrey, c.1980 by George Dureau - a 10" x 8" gelatin silver print, signed and titled recto (front of photo) below the image. Often co...
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1980s Contemporary George Dureau Art

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Photographic Film, Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

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