Jean Despujols Collection at The Meadows Museum of Art

1975

The Meadows Museum of Art at Centenary College opened its doors in 1975 thanks to a gift from Algur H. Meadows, a Texas oil millionnaire and a Centenary alumnus, originally to house 350 paintings, watercolors and drawings of Indochina by the French Academic artist Jean Despujols, created between 1936-1938. Jean Despujols died in that same city of Louisiana, USA, Shreveport, where the Museum was opened.

Since that time, the permanent collection has grown to over 1,600 works reflecting a variety of world cultures and traditions, including the Stein Collection of Inuit Art, the Miller Collection of Haitian Art, and the Carlton Collection of African Art.

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'The Temple in the Jungle' by Jean Despujols (1952).