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Eugene Loving

Eugene Loving was an artist and etcher who worked in the French Quarter of New Orleans from the 1930s until his death in 1971.

Eugene Loving

Courtesy of Roger H. Ogden Collection

Pirates Alley. Loving, Eugene (artist)

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Eugene E. Loving arrived in New Orleans during the Great Depression, attracted to the exotic allure of bohemian life that thrived in the French Quarter during that time. A brilliant etcher, he helped revive an interest in the centuries-old form. While few biographical details of Loving remain known, he was a member of the New Orleans Arts and Crafts Club in the 1940s. After the medium had again become passé in the United States, he created numerous etchings on paper that benefit from the medium’s spontaneity of line in showcasing his favorite subject: French Quarter architecture. Only occasionally do human forms grace his work.