Mary Anne DeBoisblanc, Cajun Artist, Dies At Age 90
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Funeral services are scheduled Monday in New Orleans for Mary Anne Pecot deBoisblanc, a primitive folk artist from Labadieville known for her paintings of life in Louisiana's Acadiana region.
Her son, Dr. Ben deBoisblanc, said she died Thursday at age 90 and had been in failing health in recent years.
deBoisblanc was a self-taught artist. Her son said she took up painting as therapy during a childhood illness.
Her works have been described as "sophisticated primitive" at exhibitions at the Louisiana State Archives, the West Baton Rouge Museum and Tulane University. They display diverse aspects of rural Cajun life and history.
Visitation is set for 10 a.m. Monday, preceding a noon service at Jacob Schoen funeral home in New Orleans. Burial will follow at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1.
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