Bob Rue
(Artist - Sarouk Shop)
Bob RueName: Bob RUE
DOB: August 3, 1946
Residence: New Orleans, LA
Occupation: Owner, operator of Sarouk Shop, Antique oriental rugs, New Orleans
Astrology: Leo, Sun; Libra, Moon; Scorpio, Rising: Four planets in Leo at Mid-Heaven
Point of View: Strange
Art Training: Self taught
Awards: Two “Best of Show” at Pirates Alley Art Show, New Orleans: 1972 and 1986
Drawings: Pen and ink “Rueters” (My Creatures)
Influences: Joan Miro, Hieronymus Bosch, S. Clay Wilson (see Zap comics: Checkered Demon and Ruby the Dyke)
High School: Tarpon Springs, Florida, graduated 1964
College: Tulane University on a football scholarship
BA in English Literature, 1968
BA in American History, 1968, Minor in Art History
Photo: Me in the same costume I have worn on Mardi Gras Day for 25 years
Honors: King of the Mardi Gras MOM’s Ball (Mystic Orphans and Misfits), 1997.
Bartender at Pat O’Brien’s, New Orleans
Statement: My art is funny, sardonic, political, religious, and skeptical
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