A typical work by the noted New Orleans artist NESTOR FRUGE (1916-2011), 14 1/2" by 10 3/4" (21 1/2" by 17 1/2" framed), featuring a scene deep in the southern Louisiana bayou. The small boat is pulling up to a small shack deep in the watery wilderness, as Spanish moss hangs from the trees. Fruge painted mostly watercolors and was a familiar and beloved part of the Jackson Square tourist scene in New Orleans for decades. He painted mainly French Quarter scenes but also on occasion works like this swamp landscape. Fruge's art traveled home with innumerable tourists, accounting for their geographical dispersion. He is said to have been still painting while in his 90's. Online information suggests a death date of 2011 or 2012; some show a birth date of 1914. The artist's impressionist style is distinctive and recognizable at a distance. This piece is in excellent condition. See another example in my shop, acquired by me at the same time; the pieces are identically framed and of the same size. I would like to keep them together if possible. Allow for reflections in several images.
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