Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority
Date Issued: 1994-11-04
Subjects: Rucker, Robert M. | Painters | Arts | ARTISTS
- Weill, Gus Host
- Fowler, Ken Producer
- Rucker, Robert Interviewee
This episode of the series “Louisiana Legends” from November 4, 1994, features an interview with Robert Rucker conducted by Gus Weill. Rucker, a native of New Orleans, is an impressionist painter. He discusses: his family of riverboat captains; his work habits; his home in Abita Springs; the influence of his older brother and his neighbor on his painting; his mother’s experimental art gallery in the French Quarter; the first painting he sold; the development of his polio; his experimentation with abstraction; the reproduction business and its effect on art; his time as a student at the John McCrady Institute of Art; his time as a medical artist at Tulane University; the emotional side of painting; art critics; Louisiana culture and food; his three daughters; and the necessity of discipline.