(1816 - 1878)
Richard Clague was active/lived in Louisiana / France. Richard Clague is known for bayou landscape, genre, portrait.
Biography Richard Clague
Credited with introducing the tradition of European landscape painting, especially that of the Barbizon School, to the Louisiana landscape during the late 19th century, Richard Clague was both a teacher and mentor to a group of New Orleans artists that included William Buck Marshall Smith and Charles Giroux. They were called the Bayou School of Painting, and they recorded in a "monumental and precise manner the distinctive Spanish moss and hazy atmosphere of the bayou region." (Falk) Clague's landscapes were the first to depict successfully the character of the Delta and characteristically included hunting camps, trappers' cabins and boats on sluggish streams.
He was born Paris, France to a wealthy New Orleans family that sent him to
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