Artist George Rodrigue (1944-2013), born and raised in Southwest Louisiana, wanted to paint—to preserve on canvas—the ghost stories he heard as a child. He transformed the legend of the Cajun werewolf loup-garou, based the likeness on his studio dog, and a pop art icon was born: the Blue Dog.
George Rodrigue, Sometimes I Feel Like a Blue Dog, undated. Silkscreen. Courtesy of the Estate of George Rodrigue. Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, Georgia. Art of George Rodrigue.