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Art by State: Louisiana

Art by State: Louisiana

The listing below groups art, artists and architectural elements by state. This list is a work in progress and is not comprehensive. Select a state from the list to learn more about the elements from that state:

Art by State: Louisiana


Huey P. Long (Governor, Senator)


Edward White (Senator, Chief Justice)


Senate wing, 1st floor, north corridor

Cession of Louisiana (by Constantino Brumidi)

Mural in Ceiling Panel

Louisiana Purchase, 1803 (by Evergreene Painting Studio)


Senate wing

Randall Lee Gibson, Representative, represented in The Florida Case before the Electoral Commission (by Cornelia Adèle Strong Fassett)

State Seal

President’s Room

ceiling mural (by Constantino Brumidi)

State Seal

plaster relief


House Wing and House Office Building

Boris B. Gordon
b. New Orleans, Louisiana
portraits of: Champ Clark, Morris Sheppard, Abraham Lincoln, Hatton Sumners, Jere Cooper, Marvin Jones, Robert L. Doughton, and Wilbur D. Mills


Arthur C. Morgan b. Ascension Parish, Louisiana


Benjamin Henry Latrobe
b. May 1, 1764 - Fulneck, Yorkshire, England
d. September 3, 1820 - New Orleans, Louisiana

Last Updated: November 01, 2012