Norieri, August – American Artist – New Orleans

An oil on canvas painting of boats at the French Quarter wharf by August Norieri

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An oil on canvas landscape painting by August Norieri

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August Norieri oil painting, Low Tide, Lake Pontchartrain

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August Norieri oil on canvas painting, "Louisiana Landscape with Cabin, Barn, Cattle and Fisherman", signed

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August Norieri (New Orleans, 1860-1898)

The inspired career of the August Norieri was tragically ended by his untimely death in 1898 at the age of thirty-eight. Norieri’s paintings reflect his fascination with the waterways of New Orleans and the variety of boats that traversed them. The picturesque steamboats along with the hard working tugboats of the Mississippi River, the sailing boats on Lake Ponchartrain and the steam launch pleasure boats on Bayou St. John all attracted the interest of the artist. Norieri studied painting with local artist Andre Molinary, participated in the Creole Exhibit of the American Exposition of 1885 and was an active member of the Art Association of New Orleans. Born into a middle class New Orleans Italian-American family, Norieri’s brother Baptiste became a tugboat captain and bar pilot.

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