1980s

archive1980s‘Kingfish’ On Exhibit In Paris, Tuesday PM, Shreveport, Bossier City, LA, January 29, 1980

George Rodrigue: ‘A Louisiana Rousseau’, By Clancy Du Bos, The Times-Picayune, November 23, 1980

Rodrigue portrays Cajuns ‘still becoming American’, By Sarah Bonassin, Jackson Daily News, March 27, 1981

Rodrigue’s success slowly making its way home, by Ed Cullen, Sunday Advocate, Baton Rouge, November 22, 1981

Paintings And Poetry Combined In Local Book, By Frances Love, Advertiser, Lafayette, La, December 13, 1981

Parallel visions of art, Morning Advocate, December 17, 1981

Paintings by George Rodrigue, By Dr. Irving Ward-Steinman, The Gazette – Ville Platte, La., Thursday, March 4, 1982, Page 4, Section 1

A meeting of culinary minds, plus one artist, By Maury Landry, State Times, Baton Rouge, April 26, 1983

Rodrigue’s Longfellow monument to be placed, The Times, Lafayette, July 14, 1983

Rodrigue knows the art of business, By Christine Pope, Citibusiness, August 8, 1983

Bayou. By Chris Segura, featuring 40 paintings by George Rodrigue. Published 1984 by Inkwell Publications, Baton Rouge, LA.

Lafayette Artist Designs 1984 Mardi Gras Poster, Advertiser, Lafayette, LA, Sunday, March 4, 1984

Longfellow Sculpture to be dedicated May 4, Advertiser, Lafayette, La, Sun., Apr., 8, 1984

Jolie Blonde Beer Sales In 3 Days: 1,400 Cases, Advertiser, Lafayette, La., Sunday, July 1, 1984

Display shows artist’s evolution, by Jean McMullan

State-Times, Wednesday, October 17, 1984, p 2-C

George Rodrigue: An Idea and an Agent, Discover, Volume 7, Number 1, February-March 1985

National Geographic Traveler, Autumn 1985, Volume II, Number 3

Now that’s a hot and spicy art opening, by Betty Ewing, Houston Chronicle, Thursday, October 10, 1985, p 2, section6

‘Today’ cameras tour Cajun country, The Daily Advertiser, Wednesday, January 22, 1986

Rodrigue: Myth in art, by John Hart, Today’s World, May 15, 1986

Passing a Good Time On the Bayou, by Cynthia Maddox, Southern Living, March 1987

Cajun Artist’s Work to Make West Coast Debut at Upstairs Gallery, Beverly Hills Courier, April 22, 1988

A taste of politics: summit jambalaya, by the United Press International, May 17, 1988

Artist, chef visit Moscow, by the Associated Press, May, 1988

Cajun artworks on display in Moscow, by Kevin McGill (Associated Press Writer), May, 1988

Legislature honors Lafayette artist, By The Associated Press, Friday, May 27, 1988

La. artist’s paintings come down in Moscow, By The Associated Press, Sunday, May 29, 1988

Rodrigue paintings removed, By Curt Eysink, Sunday Advocate, Baton Rouge, La, Sunday, May 29, 1988

Soviets lasso artwork: Officials seize painting of president as cowboy, by the Associated Press
Sun-Times, Chicago, IL, May 30, 1988

Painting of Reagan as Cowboy Corralled by Soviet Authorities, By the Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, Monday, May 30, 1988

Soviet picture problem has La. artist seeing red, by Steve Cannizaro, The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, Monday, May 30, 1988

Kremlin nixes Cajun painter’s Gorby portrait, by Allison Gamble, New Art Examiner, Summer 1988

Cajun Artist Has Spicy Words for the Soviets

A Louisiana Primitive Gets a Bad Taste of Glasnost During the Summit in the U.S.S.R., By Dick Roraback, Los Angeles Times, Sunday, July 10, 1988

Rebel Cajun painter, The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, Thursday, August 4, 1988

Rodrigue sales set L.A. record, Advertiser, Lafayette, La., Sunday, December 4, 1988

George Rodrigue Enjoys Banner Year

Cajun Folk Artist Takes Moscow, L.A., By Storm, by Michael Ingallinera, Business and Industry Coordinator,, February/March, 1989, P. 23

George Rodrigue – “Naif Surrealist”, Sun Storm, February/March 1989, P. 22-23

Artist’s eggs on display, Advertiser, Lafayette LA., Sunday, March 26, 1989, P. 8

Cruise combines Rodrigue’s art, good times, Advertiser, Lafayette LA., Friday, May 5, 1989, P. 3