Douglas Bourgeois
American, born 1951




Since 2013, Zanatta Editions has collaborated with Douglas Bourgeois on three projects that have produced five prints (three linocuts and two lithographs), with each of those prints released in a regular edition and a hand-colored edition.

Douglas Bourgeois is a resident of St. Amant, Louisiana (outside Baton Rouge). The artist received a BFA from Louisiana State University. Bourgeois is recognized as one of the “Visionary Imagists” of the contemporary American South. His meticulously rendered paintings, with obsessive attention to detail, are fascinating juxtapositions of characters and iconography pulled from popular culture of the 1950s through today.

The artist has works in the permanent collections of the Detroit Institute of Arts, Flint Institute of Arts, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, New Orleans Museum of Art, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum and numerous other public institutions, university museums and private collections.

Bourgeois has exhibited extensively in museum and gallery shows since the 1980s. The artist was subject of a touring exhibition/ book “Baby-Boom Daydreams: The Art of Douglas Bourgeois” (Dan Cameron, Hudson Hills Press, 2003). Bourgeois was in New Orleans’ 2014 “Prospect 3,” with the Contemporary Art Center exhibiting 17 paintings from throughout his career. Bourgeois’ paintings were prominently featured in “Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art,” co-organized by the Nasher Museum of Art and the Speed Art Museum in 2017. “Natural Wonders: The Art of Jacqueline Bishop & Douglas Bourgeois” was organized by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts in 2018. One-person exhibitions of his paintings were most-recently held in 2014 and 2018 at the Arthur Roger Gallery, his long-term gallery in New Orleans.

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Douglas Bourgeois in his St. Amant, Louisiana studio signs the 2015 release “Flambeau.”
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