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Artists of Baton Rouge: Sam Corso

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Sam Corso's Biography

Sam Corso is a mixed media artist based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Mr. Corso received his Bachelors in fine arts (drawing and painting) from Louisiana State University in 1975.  During his time at LSU he studied under artists such as Thomas Cavenaugh and Harvey Harris.  Corso received his Masters in Fine Arts (stained glass) in 1977 where he studied under Baton Rouge Gallery Co-founder, Paul A. Dufour.  Corso and Dufour would later go on to find an art studio together; Dufour-Corso Studios LTD.   Corso has also taught art classes at LSU, the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, and the American Craft Council.  It seems that Corso's true passions resides in studio art and in judged exhibitions.  Corso has participated and won a number of awards for exhibitions and has also been awarded three Artist Fellowships from the Louisiana State Arts Council.  Mr. Corso was also invited to exhibit some of his work as well as provide a workshop at the Society of Artists in Glass's bi-annual conference that was held in Wanganui, New Zealand in 2000.

Since Mr. Dufour retired in 1992, Mr. Corso has taken over ownership of the Dufour-Corso Studios business.  Mr. Corso has since designed and executed comminssions for such places as the Jesus the Good Shepard Catholic Church in Monroe, Louisiana, St. Aloysuis Catholic Church in Baton Rouge,  St. Joseph's Cathedral in Baton Rouge, St. Ignatius Residence in New Orleans, and the W.C.C Claiborne building in Baton Rouge to name a few.  



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Art by Sam Corso

Sam Corso