This retrospective book includes approximately 500 prints created by George Rodrigue between 1969 and 2007. It covers his development as a printmaker, the evolution of his subject matter and the distinct phases of his work: his Louisiana fair and festival posters, original silkscreen prints, commemorative and special edition prints, mixed media prints and re-mastered digital prints.The majority of images feature the incomparable "Blue Dog", whose mesmerizing expression and haunting eyes have captured the hearts of US presidents, Hollywood stars and ordinary people alike. Widely collected, Rodrigue's prints, like his paintings, capture the essence of his personal world, but also express his spiritual and cultural ideas as they pertain to Louisiana, America and the world.
George Rodrigue is best known for his Blue Dog images, paintings and prints which catapulted him to worldwide fame in the mid-1980s. Wendy Wolfe has written extensively about her husband's work, catalogued his vast archive, and curated numerous shows featuring his paintings and prints. E. John Bullard assumed directorship of the New Orleans Museum of Art in April 1973. Bullard's articles have appeared in numerous magazines including American Artist. He is the author of several exhibition catalogues and books on Edgar Degas and Mary Cassatt.