Elemore Morgan, Jr.

Elemore Morgan, Jr., was acknowledged for many years as the leading contemporary Louisiana landscape painter. He was especially renowned for his “en plein air” landscape paintings done in the heart of the rice growing region of southwest Louisiana. Many of Morgan’s landscapes were done in acrylic on oddly shaped Masonite panels, cut to fit his vision of the land, which he felt were integral to the design and composition of his works.

Possessed of an amazing ability to transmit what is real and true about the southwest Louisiana landscape, Morgan communicates in his vibrant, color-saturated paintings the intense heat and overbearing humidity of the rice fields in Acadiana.