Jean Bragg Gallery publishes reference catalogs on Louisiana Painting and Newcomb Arts and Crafts. It is also the source for hard-to-find books on Louisiana Painting. Contact Us to Purchase at (504) 452-2766.




Ann Strub Paints Her Muse

Ann Strub Paints Her Muse

A beautiful full-color book celebrating the New Orleans artist Ann Strub and her Muse, her mother.  A forty-eight page catalog with autobiographical and critical essays which recreate the rich cultural of the city.

Softcover, 11″ x  8.5″, 48 pages, 2010.  Price: $29.00 (includes shipping)

Painting the Town, The Woodward Brothers Come to New Orleans

Reference Catalog – Painting the Town, The Woodward Brothers Come to New Orleans

Beautifully illustrated source book on late 19th and early 20th century southern art, featuring the lives and  artistic contribution of William and Ellsworth Woodward, who came to New Orleans during the 1884 Cotton Centennial.  Founding the fine arts program at Tulane University and Newcomb Art School, these artists and educators were in the forefront of the American Arts and Crafts Movement.

Price: $75.00 (includes shipping)


Newcomb College Arts and Crafts

Reference Catalog – Newcomb College Arts and Crafts

Comprehensive catalog of all the Newcomb College Arts and Crafts, fully illustrated in color, with a guide to identification of the decorators and the dating of Newcomb pottery.

Softcover, 11″ x 8.5″, 152 pages, 1998.  Price: $34.00 (includes shipping)

The Newcomb Style

A Collector’s Guide – The Newcomb Style

This lavish and definitive book on Newcomb Arts and Crafts from the collector’s viewpoint is thorough in the scholarship of the New Orleans Women’s College, H. Sophie Newcomb, with its remarkable Art School. The fascinating history is complete with clear easy-to-read charts of the craft markings and of the decorators and their signatures, as well as guides to value and preservation of art works. This is the book the collector needs to identify valuable Newcomb crafts in the marketplace and at national arts and crafts shows with a range of items never before seen.

Hardcover, 11.5″ x 9″, 228 pages, 2002.  Price: $55.00 (includes shipping)

Knute Heldner and the Art Colony in Old New Orleans

Reference Catalog – Knute Heldner and the Art Colony in Old New Orleans

An illustrated history of the New Orleans French Quarter bohemian artist colony with individual biographies. Paintings, watercolors, etchings, and period photographs are reproduced.

Softcover, 11.5″ x 8.5″, 72 pages, 2000. Price: $38.00 (includes shipping)

Down on the Levee, Robert Malcolm Rucker, Painter of Louisiana

Reference Catalog – Down on the Levee, Robert Malcolm Rucker, Painter of Louisiana

Brilliant full color monograph on the Louisiana artist. Sales exhibition of paintings, vintage photographs and historical documentation are collected in this first comprehensive biography of one of Louisiana’s greatest mid-twentieth century artists.

Softcover, 11.5″ x 8.5″, 44 pages, 2003. Price: $34.00 (includes shipping)

William Woodward American Impressionist

William Woodward American Impressionist

William Woodward, American Impressionist, Editor: Robert Hinckley

THIS IS AN EXQUISITE COFFEE TABLE BOOK of William Woodward’s art and presents, for the first time, a compendium showing the diversity of his work, and the different methods, styles and genres he used. Woodward’s paintings capture the romantic essence of New Orleans around the turn of the 20th century and a Mississippi Gulf Coast before the ravages of hurricanes. The articles in the book are written by George Schmidt (a prominent New Orleans artist), Judith Bonner (the Senior Curator, The Historic New Orleans Collection), Richard Gruber (the Director of The Ogden Museum of Southern Art), Jessie Poesch (retired Professor of Art, Tulane University) and Ray Bellande (a prominent Biloxi historian), all experts in their respective areas.

Hardcover, 208 pp., 2009, Price: $80.00  (includes shipping)