Noel Rockmore, ‘Picasso of New Orleans,’ revisited

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Noel Rockmore, ‘Picasso of New Orleans,’ revisited

“Coney Island Labyrinth,” an oil painting dated “’58” by Noel Rockmore, who produced some 15,000 oil paintings, temperas, collages and sketches over his career and then died in obscurity. His works are on view through January at the LaGrange Art Museum in Georgia. The retrospective is called “Creative Obscurity: The Genius Noel Rockmore.”
“Preservation Hall,” a 1970 oil painting by Noel Rockmore. The painting is from the Preservation Hall series, documenting the scent, touch and smoke of New Orleans jazz and its musicians.
“Henry ‘Booker T’ Glass, Drummer,” a 1963 oil painting by Noel Rockmore from his Preservation Hall series.
“Bill Matthews,” a 1963 painting by Noel Rockmore, from the Preservation Hall series.

Noel Rockmore, ‘Picasso of New Orleans,’ revisited

“Coney Island Labyrinth,” an oil painting dated “’58” by Noel Rockmore, who produced some 15,000 oil paintings, temperas, collages and sketches over his career and then died in obscurity. His works are on view through January at the LaGrange Art Museum in Georgia. The retrospective is called “Creative Obscurity: The Genius Noel Rockmore.”
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“Preservation Hall,” a 1970 oil painting by Noel Rockmore. The painting is from the Preservation Hall series, documenting the scent, touch and smoke of New Orleans jazz and its musicians.
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“Henry ‘Booker T’ Glass, Drummer,” a 1963 oil painting by Noel Rockmore from his Preservation Hall series.
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“Bill Matthews,” a 1963 painting by Noel Rockmore, from the Preservation Hall series.
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