Memories on canvas by
Minden, Louisiana native
Cora Lou Brown Robinson
On The Steps Of My Childhood Home
About The Artist
Known to most simply as “Cora Lou", this Minden native and resident is recognized for not only her talents as a professional folk artist but also as a teacher, wife, mother, grandmother and true product of a deep -rooted Minden family. Born in 1935 to Ed and Celeste Sibley Brown, Cora Lou has two siblings--one brother, Ed Brown and one sister, Mary Celeste Powers. Cora Lou is married to Ronald Robinson. They have three children and seven grandchildren.
Her childhood was what she calls “picture perfect.". She played from morning ’til night with the neighborhood children. Their lives followed a pattern. During the week they went to school, and each Saturday morning they listened to “Let’s Pretend” on the radio and that afternoon would walk to the “picture show” and then walk safely home. Each Sunday they went to Sunday school and then to church. She remembers the thrill of chasing lightning bugs at dusk while all the neighborhood parents sat outside and visited on their front porch. It was a simpler time in Minden, Louisiana, and for many of the people that grew up here.
Cora Lou Brown Robinson says her paintings are about “God and Country, Family, and Friends.” Many of her ideas for her paintings come from her childhood and all come from her heart. Her paintings have been featured all across the United States and no one appreciates her more than her hometown and what she does for them by creating their memories on canvas.
In the early 70s I began painting in the folk art style. Since then I have created more than 100 memories on canvas. I paint what I remember from growing up in a small town in North Louisiana. Life was simple and that is what my paintings reflect. Minden, Louisiana was a wonderful place to grow up in the early 40s and 50s. I hope you enjoy my work. Please contact me if you have any questions. Thank for you looking and thank you for your interest.
Cookbook to benfit the Dorcheat Historical Association Museum, Inc.
The History of Sports and Recreation of Webster Parish
Cookbooks With Cora Lou Robinson Cover Art
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Make checks payable to
The Dorcheat Historical Association Museum, Inc.
P.O. Box 1094
Minden, La. 71058
Click on cookbook covers to learn more about the Dorcheat Historical Association Museum.
Give the gift of good food, history and some wonderful pictures this year. For $20 you can make someone smile with these wonderful books. Cover art by Folk artist Cora Lou Robinson with back cover bio. Lots of wonderful photos from the Bob Grambling Minden High Collection and many photos from the museum archives. The yellow book features the history of education in Webster Parish and the red book features the history of sports and recreation in the parish. Recipes are from Webster Parish graduates from many diffrent schools. Many of these recipes feature a short bio of the submitter.
The largest piece I have done
This painting was commissioned by Minden Bank & Trust Company in 1984 to celebrate their 50th anniversary. It was used as the cover of their 1984 Annual Report that was sent to stockholders. The painting hung in the bank lobby until 2007. Minden Bank & Trust was bought by Regions Bank and Regions Bank donated the painting to the Dorcheat Historical Association Museum. Painting now hangs in the museum located at 116 Pearl Street in Minden, Louisiana.
As a fundraiser for the Dorcheat Museum you can now purchase a Giclee (canvas reproduction) in the same size as the original painting. Contact Schelley Brown at 318-377-3002 for information on this project. Cost is $300.
Cora Lou Robinson Playing A Part In The Minden Cemetery Ghost Walk
This is me playing Ada Jack Carver Snell. Click On The Picture To Learn More About Ghost Walk