Elemore Morgan, Jr.
Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, Vermilion Parish, Louisiana
Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority
Date Issued: 2001-08-10
Subjects: Morgan, Elemore, 1931-2008 | ART | ARTISTS | Painters | University of Louisiana at Lafayette | United States. Air Force | Korean War, 1950-1953
- Weill, Gus Host
- Bush, Charles Producer
- Edmunds, James Interviewee
- Morgan, Elemore, Jr. Interviewee
This episode of the series “Louisiana Legends” from August 10, 2001, features an interview with Elemore Morgan, Jr. conducted by Gus Weill. Morgan, a native of Baton Rouge, is a landscape painter best known for his paintings of rice farms in Vermilion Parish. He discusses: his relatives in Abbeville; his early fascination with the Louisiana prairie; his time spent studying art at LSU and at the Ruskin School of Art in Oxford, England; his travels with the Air Force during the Korean War; and the opportunities offered to him as a teacher of art at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. A biographical segment on Morgan, including an interview with poet and author James Edmunds, precedes the interview.