Claude Ellender



Claude Ellender was born in New Orleans and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Louisiana in 1983. For the next twenty years he practiced Architecture in the San Francisco Bay Area until he returned to his hometown to enroll at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts. He now paints full time and divides his time between the Gulf Coast and Northern California, and is teaching Landscape Painting and Life Drawing at the Academy. He currently exhibits at the Garden District Gallery in New Orleans and Three Rivers Gallery in Covington, Louisiana.