Nestor Fruge

St. Louis Cathedral
Watercolor on Paper
11 x 14 in
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A Nestor Fruge painting of New Orleans’ famous St. Louis Cathedral, framed and ready to hang (sorry for the reflections from the glass).

Born in Bayou Lafourche, Louisiana in 1916, Nestor Hippoyle Fruge spent parts of his painting career in Paris, New York and Mexico, but always returned to New Orleans, where was a prolific painter of French Quarter scenes, often working in Jackson Square. He operated Fruge’s Academy of Art in New Orleans from 1949 to 1952. Nestor Fruge paintings have become classics of New Orleans art.