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Solitario, Billy

Landscape painter Billy Solitario prefers to capture the natural world by painting en plein air, or painting in nature, a style popular among the Impressionists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Read »

Solomon, Clara

Clara Solomon is best known for her diary, which chronicles her experiences in new Orleans during the Civil War. Read »

Sonnier, Keith

In the 1990s, the Mamou-born New York sculptor Keith Sonnier was among a handful of young artists in the so-called Process Art movement who used the detritus of modern society to create artworks that focused more on materials and process than finished object. Read »

Sotta, Luigi Marie

Italian painter Luigi Marie Sotta, a skilled and significant artist well versed in French academic practice, worked for at least two seasons in New Orleans. Read »

Souchon, Marion

New Orleans surgeon Marion Sims Souchon was also a respected self-taught artist who produced more than 500 paintings. Read »

Southern Art Union

Established in 1880, the Southern Art Union organized southern artists, especially those in New Orleans, to promote an appreciation for the fine arts. Read »

Southwestern Humor

Southwestern humor is a literary genre that flourished in the southeastern United States between 1830 and 1865. Read »

Spanish Colonial Louisiana

Spain governed the colony of Louisiana for nearly four decades, from 1763 through 1802, returning it to France for a few months until the Louisiana Purchase conveyed it to the United States in 1803. Read »

Spratling, William

William P. Spratling was part of a thriving artists' colony in New Orleans in the 1920s. It was from New Orleans that Spratling first travelled to Mexico where he became a leading silversmith. Read »

St. Bernard Parish Courthouse

The St. Bernard courthouse was constructed in 1939 when the parish seat was transferred from St. Bernard to Chalmette. Read »

St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church

The design of the picturesque St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Grand Coteau has been attributed to James Freret on the basis of drawings he made in 1875. Read »

St. Emma Plantation

St. Emma Plantation was the site of a Civil War skirmish known as the Battle of Kock's Plantation. Read »

St. Francis Cabrini Church

Badly damaged by the levee failure following Hurricane Katrina, St. Francis Cabrini Church was demolished despite the efforts of preservation advocates. Read »

St. Francis Chapel of Point Coupée

The original St. Francis Chapel of Point Coupee, was one of the first parish churches in Louisiana. Read »

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Plaquemines

St. John the Evangelist Church in Plaquemine, Louisiana, was modeled on Early Christian and Romanesque churches of Italy. Read »

St. Louis Cathedral

Since 1850, the St. Louis Cathedral's impressive three-steeple facade has become the city's most recognizable building. Read »

St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, No. 2, and No. 3

Established in 1789, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is the oldest cemetery in the city of New Orleans. Read »

St. Mark's Community Center

St. Mark’s Community Center, a settlement house run by Methodist deaconesses, opened its doors in New Orleans in 1909 and continues to operate today. Read »

Stanton, Gideon Townsend

Gideon Townsend Stanton, a stockbroker and artist, was the state director for the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project in the 1930s. Read »

Staub, Leslie

New Orleans painter Leslie Staub is best known for her series of Louisiana cultural and political figures rendered in a style reminiscent of Orthodox Church icons. Read »