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New Orleans "Primitives" paintings by William Reinhart, "Red Dog Series"

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Folk Art1821 of 2374Newspaper Article on William Reinhart, New Orleans Primitive and Abstract ArtistNew Orleans "Primitives" Paintings(3), by William Reinhart, "Red Dog Series"of 12
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    Posted 9 years ago

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    Named for the little red dog who peed on the painter's art while leaning on a car, the little red dog is in all the paintings!! Love that guy, he was so very wise and funny!! Mich

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    1. michelleamieux michelleamieux, 9 years ago
      Thank you vetraio, I am happy to know there is another "primitives" fan out there!!Thank you, Mich
    2. Manikin Manikin, 9 years ago
      Oh I love primative and love these painting Michelle :-) you can just put them in mail to my house since you have so many lol They are wonderful .
    3. michelleamieux michelleamieux, 9 years ago
      Thank you hedge and Mani, Mani you are so funny!! I was definitely showing my OCD personality type when I started commissioning Bill's work.I ordered as many as I could afford, as the years passed, and then moved to California to take care of my Mom, who had been diagnosed with Cancer. I was flat broke, or I would have continued to commission these , by that time, this 90 years old's reflections on Louisiana life had become, yes, an obsession. The, I believe, four I gave away were to the most wonderful people in the world, one my landlord, a Doctor, and ourhouse`was where his father the Doctor and mothwer the midwife ran the Maternity clinic, from the 1910's to 40's. One of the primitives was the materniy Clinic with the family pushing the pregnant Mom into the Doctors, like the Dentist picture. I just had to give that one primitive to my landlord the Doctor who helped us so much in the last years of my Mom's life. It is those kinds of people that I gave these away to, it was VERY HARD, but I sure do love you Mani!! You definitely qualify as one of those wonderful people. I will leave this collection in my will to you! Word!! Thank you again, Mich
    4. Manikin Manikin, 9 years ago
      Thank you Michelle for sharing that wonderful history and ok I will be sure I am at the reading of your Will LOL These are priceless and the story of the painter makes them so much more loveable . If there was a Super button I would click on it :-)
    5. WillyR, 9 years ago
      Mich, I loved this guy too as he was my Dad. Would love to discuss him with you. Willy R.
    6. michelleamieux michelleamieux, 8 years ago
      WillyR what a small world it is. I had the largest collection of his art ever by anybody!! I commissioned many vignettes, wish I had even more. I loved your dad and the whole Red Dog Series!! My e-mail is How did you find this page? Must have surprised you!! I am going to google him now and see if there are any other paintings of his out there!! Very nice to meet you, Michelle

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