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Elemore Morgan, Jr. (2001)

Louisiana Legends



Genre: Interview

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

Duration: 00:26:04

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.