John Vanderlyn, the first American painter to study in Paris, exhibited his work in New Orleans in 1821 and 1828. Continue »
Vaudechamp, Jean Joseph
In the 1830s, French painter Jean Joseph Vaudechamp regularly visited New Orleans during the winter months, where he painted neoclassical portraits of French Creoles. Continue »
Vaudreuil de Cavagnial, Pierre de Rigaud
Serving as French governor of Louisiana from 1743 until 1753, Pierre de Vaudreuil was popular with the upper-class colonists and French officials for his elegant manners. Continue »
Viavant, George L.
George Viavant was widely acclaimed for his specialty in nature morte paintings, a style which boomed in popularity nationwide in the late nineteenth century. Continue »
Vieux Carre Commission
Created in 1937 to preserve historic French Quarter buildings, the Vieux Carré Commission has survived legal, political, and economic challenges to become an internationally-recognized preservation agency.
Villere, Jacques Philippe
Jacques Villeré was the first native-born governor of Louisianan, serving from 1816 until 1820. Continue »
Voodoo, a synthesis of African religious and magical beliefs with Roman Catholicism, emerged in New Orleans in the 1700s and survives in active congregations today. Continue »