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Carolyn Bercier Interview (2020)

Art Rocks!



Genre: Art

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2020-01-17

Duration: 00:26:39

Subjects: Bercier, Carolyn A., 1953- | Albrizio, Conrad A. (Conrad Alfred), 1894-1973 | Arts | ARTISTS | Mural painting and decoration | Mosaics | Public art


  • Fox-Smith, James Host
  • Kendrick, Dorothy Producer
  • Bercier, Carolyn Interviewee


This episode of the series “Art Rocks!” from January 17, 2020, features James Fox-Smith’s interview with Carolyn Bercier, the author of “The Frescoes of Conrad Albrizio: Public Murals in the Midcentury South.” She discusses: Albrizio’s move to New Orleans from his native New York; his training as an architect; his move to painting; the elements of frescoes; his students creating the murals in Allen Hall at LSU; his commitment to frescoes; his fresco of the history of Louisiana at the Union Passenger Terminal in New Orleans; his mosaic murals; his impact on public art in Louisiana; his commissioned fresco in New Iberia on Louisiana’s corrupt politics; his frescoes at the State Capitol in Baton Rouge; and his WPA murals around the state.