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April 2005 Coleen Perilloux Landry

Dom DeWit's art studio

Abbey Grounds in St. Benedict, Louisiana

In the late 1940's and the 1950's this was the art studio of the painter, Dom DeWit, who came to Louisiana from Belgium. He lived at St. Joseph's Abbey and painted magnificent works on the walls and ceilings of the monks' refectory as well as beautiful images in the Abbey Church. He also did paintings in several churches in Louisiana.
He had a secret mixture to his oils and because of this his paintings at the Abbey are still as nice as the day he did them in spite of the fact that the refectory is cooled by the open windows with the Louisiana humidity pouring in.

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Guest 07-Aug-2005 03:19
This is a great old building. Have you thought about bw of this? I think it might be spectacular.
sschex26-Apr-2005 03:41
Another great shot.