May Kugler Gallery


May Kugler was born and raised in Reserve, Louisiana and when married moved to LaPlace, Louisiana where she spent the rest of her life. She did not begin painting until 1972, after her husband's death, and devoted herself to depicting nostalgic scenes from her youth in a primitive style. Each painting has a handwritten story on the back explaing the scene and is mounted in a weathered cedar frame made by her son. Over the years, she has become increasingly recognized as "the Grandma Moses of the South" and her paintings have been displayed in many exhibits.


Kugler May Kugler (1916-2005; LaPlace, Louisiana). "Every Day Living" : acrylic on canvasboard (16" x 20"). Signed and dated ("'76") on the mailbox LR. SOLD. (#A2AV)
Kugler May Kugler (1916-2005; LaPlace, Louisiana). "Ice Man" : acrylic on board (8" x 10"). Signature LL; date ("1980") on ice wagon and verso. SOLD. (#A7AC)
Kugler May Kugler (1916-2005; LaPlace, Louisiana). "Pecan Picking" : acrylic on board (8" x 10"). Signed on the mailbox; dated ("1983') verso; O.D. with frame = 13" x 15". SOLD. (#B0AA)
Kugler May Kugler (1916-2005; LaPlace, Louisiana). "Baptism" : acrylic on board (8" x 10"). Signed LR; dated ("1984") verso; O.D. with frame = 13" x 15". SOLD. (#B0AB)


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