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Painter Alvin Batiste Profile (2019)

Art Rocks!



Genre: Art

Place Covered: Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2019-11-22

Duration: 00:06:21

Subjects: Folk Art | ARTISTS | Arts | PAINTINGS | Painters


  • Fox-Smith, James Host
  • Kendrick, Dorothy Producer
  • Batiste, Alvin Interviewee
  • Imbraguglio, Evie Interviewee


This segment from the November 22, 2019, episode of the series “Art Rocks!” features Dorothy Kendrick’s profile of Alvin Batiste, a folk art painter from Donaldsonville, Louisiana. He discusses: learning to paint by watching Bob Ross’ television show; his surprise that anyone would want to purchase his work; his subjects; and his work in illustrating two books. It also includes an interview with Evie Imbraguglio, whose family has been marketing Batiste’s work for 28 years. Host: James Fox-Smith