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Elemore Morgan Jr.: Recent Paintings 

He worked out in the open, en plein air, and was often seen with his easel set up in a cane field. An accomplished painter and son of an accomplished photographer, Elemore Morgan Jr. was born in Baton Rouge in 1931 and grew up on a family farm. A Korean War veteran and Oxford alumnus, he joined the faculty at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 1965. With deft, spontaneous brush strokes he developed an impressionistic Zen-like approach to painting the soft azure and mauve Gulf light over the green fields of Acadiana. Even his recent work in New York bathed that city in a balmy Gulf glow. He underwent heart surgery last month and recently took a turn for the worse. He died last Sunday, May 18. He was a legendary Louisiana artist and teacher. He will be missed. — D. Eric Bookhardt

Through May

Arthur Roger Gallery, 432 Julia St., 522-1999; www.arthurrogergallery.com

Elemore Morgan Jr. Tribute at Ogden After Hours

6 p.m.-8 p.m. Thu., May 29

Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., 539-9600; www.ogdenmuseum.org

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