|photo by Terri Fensel|
We have lost a good man, and I've lost a dear friend. But I'm only one of thousands. Elemore Morgan Jr. not only taught and inspired generations of artists, he changed the way we see the south Louisiana horizon - where the prairies and the sky meet. He taught us how to see the world differently and changed our lives forever.
Elemore died yesterday in a Maryland hospital, at the age of 76. He never fully recovered from the heart surgery he underwent in early April.
He was a painter, a photographer, a teacher, a husband, a father, a grandfather, a raconteur, and a dreamer who lived his dreams. His enthusiasm and energy for both art and life were infectious. He lived fully in every moment before him, and he treated everyone he met with kindness and compassion.
(Update: Read our tribute to Elemore Morgan Jr. )