About

George Valentine Dureau was born in 1930. He received a B.A. in Fine Arts from Louisiana State University in 1952 and briefly attended Tulane University where he studied architecture. In 1990, as part of the Louisiana Percent for Art Program, he was commissioned to paint The Parade Paused for Gallier Hall in New Orleans. In 1993, he and artist Ersy Schwartz were commissioned to design and oversee the fabrication and installation of the bronze and steel Gates at North Court at the New Orleans Museum of Art. In 1999, he designed the pediment sculptures for the Harrah’s Casino in New Orleans, as well as created the year’s official New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival poster depicting Professor Longhair. In October 2011, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans presented Dureau its highest honor, the Opus Award, in recognition of his contributions to the art and culture of New Orleans and the larger South. His art is included in numerous museum collections, including Le Musée de la Photographie in Paris, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, Georgia.

Exhibition

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2004 Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA (photographs)
2000 Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA (paintings)
1999 George Dureau Photography, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
1998 Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA (drawings on canvas)
Callu-Merite Gallery, Paris, France
Houston Museum School, Houston, TX (photographs)
1997 Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Callu-Merite Gallery, Paris, France
La Maison Europèenne de la Photographie, Paris, France (film documentary
of Dureau photography)
1995 Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1993 Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1992 Arthur Roger Gallery, New York, NY
1991 Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Jamison-Thomas Gallery, Portland, OR
1989 Photographs, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Galerie Simonne Stern, Atlanta, GA
1988 Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1987 Jamison-Thomas Gallery, Portland, OR
1986 Martin Gallery, (photographs, drawings, paintings, 1976-1986), Washington, D.C.
George Dureau La Nouvelle-Orleans, Sponsored by Ministere de la Culture Reims, Metz, Paris
1985 291 Gallery, Atlanta, GA (paintings, drawings, photographs)
1984 Louisiana World Exposition, New Orleans, LA (paintings)
1984, 82 Tilden-Foley Gallery, New Orleans, LA (photographs, drawings, paintings)
1983 A Century of Vision, Louisiana 1882-1982, Louisiana State Museum, New Orleans, LA
Modern Masters, Leister Fine Art, London, England (paintings, drawings)
Photographers' Gallery, London England (photographs)
1982 George Dureau's Little People, Galerie Jules Laforgue, New Orleans, LA
1981 Gallery Deville, New Orleans, LA (drawings)
Robert Samuel Gallery, New York, NY (photographs)
1979 Osuna Gallery, Washington, D.C. (photographs)
1977 George Dureau: Selected Works 1960-1977, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA
1965,64,63,62,61 Downtown Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1965 Isaac Delgado Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2008 Diana and Actaeon, Museum Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf, Germany
2002 Artists of the Ideal, Classical Art Museum, Verona, Italy
1998 The Nude, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
1996 Louisiana Story, Delfina Studio Trust, London, England
1995 The Body Photographic, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
1990 Katz and Dawgs, Columbus, OH
1989 Burden Gallery: New Southern Photographs, Aperture Foundation, New York, NY
1988-89 Looking South: A Different Dixie, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
1986-87 Neighbors, The Museum, Lubbock, TX
1986 Anniston Museum Invitational, Anniston Museum of Natural History, Anniston, AL
Landscapes, Seascapes, Cityscapes, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
1986 New Orleans Triennial The Centennial Exhibition, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA (photographs)
Split Vision, Artist Space, New York, NY (photographs)
1985 Five Louisiana Photographers, Martin Gallery, Washington, D.C.
The Fertile Crescent, Traveling show from Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
1983 The Radical Image, Nexus Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Photographer's Gallery, London, England
Fiftieth Birthday Choice, Leinster Fine Art, London, England
1982 The Human Figure, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
Brother Michael Show, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans
1981 Naked Color, The Photo Exchange 11, New Orleans, LA
New Louisiana Landscapes, The Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA
New American Nude, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
1980 Photography in Louisiana: 1900-1980, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
Robert Samuel Gallery, New York, NY (photographs)
Louisiana Major Works, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA
1980, 79 Louisiana Contemporary Photography, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
1973 1973 Artists Biennial, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA

Work Selection

Alternate Text

Albert and Pee Wee (GDUR 0299), n/d