ORIGINAL PAINTINGS

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LEAH CHASE
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New Orleans, LA
January 6, 1923 – June 1, 2019

Leyah (Leah) Chase was an American chef based in New Orleans, Louisiana. An author and television personality, she was known as the Queen of Creole Cuisine, advocating both African-American art and Creole cooking. Her restaurant, Dooky Chase, was known as a gathering place during the 1960s among many who participated in the Civil Rights Movement,[2] and was known as a gallery due to its extensive African-American art collection. In 2018 it was named one of the 40 most important restaurants of the past 40 years by Food & Wine.

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HANK WILLIAMS JR. - SOLD

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Shreveport, LA
May 26, 1949

Born Randall Hank Williams, he known professionally as Hank Williams Jr. or Bocephus. Williams is an American singer-songwriter and musician. His musical style is often considered a blend of Southern rockblues, and country. He is the son of country music legend Hank Williams.

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JOE DELANEY
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Haughton, LA
October 30, 1958 – June 29, 1983

Joe Alton Delaney was an American football running back who played two seasons in the National Football League (NFL). In his two seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, Delaney set four franchise records that would stand for more than 20 years.

Delaney died on June 29, 1983 while attempting to rescue three children from drowning in a pond in MonroeLouisiana.

*Born in Henderson, TX and moved to Haughton, LA during high school

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MADAME C.J. WALKER
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Delta, Fifth Military District, LA
December 23, 1867

Born Sarah Breedlove, Walker was an African American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and political and social activist. She is recorded as the first female self-made millionaire in America in the Guinness Book of World Records. Walker made her fortune by developing and marketing a line of cosmetics and hair care products for black women through the business she founded, Madam C. J. Walker Manufacturing Company.

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NEVILLE BROTHERS - SOLD

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New Orleans, LA
1977

The Neville Brothers were an American R&B/soul/funk group, made up from four brothers of the Neville family, Art (1937–2019), Charles (1938–2018), Aaron (b. 1941), and Cyril (b. 1948).

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ANNE RICE - SOLD

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New Orleans, LA
October 4, 1941 – December 11, 2021

Born Howard Allen Frances O'Brien, Rice was an American author of gothic fictionerotic literature, and Christian literature. She was best known for her series of novels The Vampire Chronicles. Books from The Vampire Chronicles were the subject of two film adaptations—Interview with the Vampire (1994) and Queen of the Damned (2002).

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PBS PINCHBACK
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New Orleans, LA
May 10, 1837 – December 21, 1921

Born Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback, he was an American publisher, politician, and Union Army officer. Pinchback was the first African American to serve as governor of a U.S. state and the second African American (after Oscar Dunn) to serve as lieutenant governor of a U.S. state. A Republican, Pinchback served as acting governor of Louisiana from December 9, 1872, to January 13, 1873.

Pinchback was born free in Macon, GA  to Eliza Stewart, a former slave, and Major William Pinchback, a white planter and his mother's former master. He moved to New Orleans in 1862.

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BIG FREEDIA - SOLD

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New Orleans, LA
January 28, 1978

Born Freddie Ross Jr., Freedia is an American rapper known for her work in the New Orleans genre of hip hop called bounce music. She has been credited with helping popularize the genre, which had been largely underground since developing in the early 1990s. In 2016, Freedia's voice is featured on Beyonce’s single “Formation”. Freedia is featured in a local New Orleans television ad for Juan LaFonta Law Office, in which she is shown rapping with bounce music and dancers.

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CLAIRE CHENNAULT
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Gilbert, LA
September 6, 1893 – July 27, 1958

Chennault was an American military aviator best known for his leadership of the "Flying Tigers" and the Chinese Air Force in World War II. Chennault was a fierce advocate of "pursuit" or fighter-interceptor aircraft during the 1930s when the United States Army Air Corps was focused primarily on high-altitude bombardment. Chennault retired from the United States Army in 1937, then went to work as an aviation adviser and trainer in China.

*Born in Commerce, TX and grew up in Gilbert, LA.

can continuously connect and captivate audiences with their work, but Jess White is definitely one of them.

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RUBY BRIDGES
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New Orleans, LA
September 8, 1954

Ruby Nell Bridges Hall is an American civil rights activist. She was the first African-American child to desegregate the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in Louisiana during the New Orleans school desegregation crisis on November 14, 1960. She is the subject of a 1964 painting, The Problem We All Live With by Norman Rockwell.

*Bridges was born in Tylertown, TX and moved to New Orleans, LA in 1960.

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BRYAN BATT
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New Orleans, LA
March 1, 1963

Bryan Batt is an American actor best known for his role in the AMC series Mad Men as Salvatore Romano, an art director for the Sterling Cooper agency. Primarily a theater actor, he has had a number of starring roles in movies and television as well. His performance in the musical adaptation of Saturday Night Fever earned him one of New York City's more unusual honors, a caricature at Sardi's.

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MAHALIA JACKSON
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New Orleans, LA
October 26, 1911 – January 27, 1972

Born Mahalia Jackson, she was an American gospel singer, widely considered one of the most influential vocalists of the 20th century. With a career spanning 40 years, Jackson was integral to the development and spread of gospel blues in black churches throughout the U.S. During a time when racial segregation was pervasive in American society, she met considerable and unexpected success in a recording career, selling an estimated 22 million records and performing in front of integrated and secular audiences in concert halls around the world.

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JOHNNIE COCHRAN
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Shreveport, LA
October 2, 1937 – March 29, 2005

Johnnie Lee Cochran Jr.  was an American lawyer and civil activist best known for his leadership role in the defense and criminal acquittal of O. J. Simpson for the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. He often defended his client with rhymes like "if it doesn't fit, you must acquit!"

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DR. JOHN
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New Orleans, LA
November 20, 1941 – June 6, 2019

Malcolm John Rebennack Jr., better known by his stage name Dr. John, was an American singer and songwriter. His music combined New Orleans bluesjazzfunk, and R&B.[4]

Active as a session musician from the late 1950s until his death, he gained a following in the late 1960s after the release of his album Gris-Gris (1968) and his appearance at the Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music. He typically performed a lively, theatrical stage show inspired by medicine showsMardi Gras costumes, and voodoo ceremonies. Rebennack recorded thirty studio albums and nine live albums, as well as contributing to thousands of other musicians' recordings. In 1973, he achieved a top 10 hit single with "Right Place, Wrong Time".

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DONNA DOUGLAS
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Pride, LA
September 26, 1932 – January 1, 2015

Born Doris Ione Smith, Douglas was an American actress and singer, known for her role as Elly May Clampett on The Beverly Hillbillies (1962–1971). Following her acting career, Douglas became a real-estate agent, gospel singer, inspirational speaker, and author of books for children and adults.e about their creative process and upcoming work.

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FATS DOMINO
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New Orleans, LA
February 26, 1928 – October 24, 2017

Born Antoine Dominique Domino Jr., Domino was an American pianist and singer-songwriter. One of the pioneers of rock and roll music, Domino sold more than 65 million records. Born in New Orleans to a French Creole family, Domino signed to Imperial Records in 1949. His first single "The Fat Man" is cited by some historians as the first rock and roll single and the first to sell more than 1 million copies.

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JIMMY SWAGGART - SOLD

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Ferriday, LA
March 15, 1935

Jimmy Lee Swaggart is an American Pentecostal televangelist. The television ministry, which began in 1971, and originally known as the “Camp Meeting Hour”, has a viewing audience both in the U.S. and internationally. The weekly Jimmy Swaggart Telecast and A Study in the Word programs are broadcast throughout the U.S. and on 78 channels in 104 countries, and over the Internet.

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CLEMENTINE HUNTER
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Natchitoches Parish (Cane River region), LA
late December 1886 or early January 1887 –
January 1, 1988

Clementine Hunter (pronounced Clementeen) was a self-taught Black folk artist from the Cane River region of Louisiana, who lived and worked on Melrose Plantation. Hunter was born into a Louisiana Creole family at Hidden Hill Plantation. In her fifties, she began to sell her paintings, which soon gained local and national attention for their complexity in depicting Black Southern life in the early twentieth century.

Initially she sold her first paintings for as little as 25 cents. But by the end of her life, her work was being exhibited in museums and sold by dealers for thousands of dollars. Clementine Hunter produced an estimated 5,000 to 10,000 paintings in her lifetime. 

been described as unconventional and the “art of tomorrow”.

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TRUMAN CAPOTE
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New Orleans, LA
September 30, 1924 – August 25, 1984

Born Truman Streckfus Persons, Capote was an American novelist, screenwriter, playwright and actor. Several of his short stories, novels, and plays have been praised as literary classics, including the novella Breakfast at Tiffany's (1958) and the true crime novel In Cold Blood (1966), which he labeled a "non-fiction novel". His works have been adapted into more than 20 films and television dramas. about their creative process and upcoming work.

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LEADBELLY
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Mooringsport, LA
January 20, 1888 – December 6, 1949

Born Huddie William Ledbetter, Leadbelly was an American singer, musician, and songwriter notable for his strong vocals, virtuosity on the twelve-string guitar, and the folk standards he introduced, including his renditions of "In The Pines", "Goodnight, Irene", "Midnight Special", "Cotton Fields", and "Boll Weevil".

Lead Belly usually played a twelve-string guitar, but also the pianomandolinharmonicaviolin, and windjammer. In some of his recordings, he sang while clapping his hands or stomping his foot.

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JELLY ROLL MORTON
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New Orleans, LA
September 20, 1890 – July 10, 1941

Born Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe, Morton was an American ragtime and jazz pianist, bandleader, and composer. He was jazz's first arranger, proving that a genre rooted in improvisation could retain its essential characteristics when notated. His composition "Jelly Roll Blues", published in 1915, was one of the first published jazz compositions. He also claimed to have invented the genre.

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MARIE LAVEAU
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New Orleans, LA
September 10, 1801 – June 15, 1881

Marie Catherine Laveau was a Louisiana Creole practitioner of Voodooherbalist and midwife. Historical records state that Marie Laveau was born a free woman of color in colonial New Orleans (today's French Quarter). She practiced rootwork, conjure, Native American and African spiritualism as well as Louisiana Voodoo.

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RICHARD SIMMONS
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New Orleans, LA
July 12, 1948

Born Milton Teagle Simmons, Simmons is an American fitness personality and public figure, known for his eccentric, flamboyant, and energetic personality. He has promoted weight-loss programs, most prominently through his Sweatin' to the Oldies line of aerobics videos. about their creative process and upcoming work.

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NAPOLEON BONAPARTE 
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Corsica, France
August 1769 – May 5, 1821

Napoleon was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the Revolutionary Wars. He was the de facto leader of the French Republic as First Consul from 1799 to 1804. As Napoleon I, he was Emperor of the French from 1804 until 1814 and again in 1815.