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A prolific painter, Alexander John Drysdale came to New Orleans in 1903 Alexander John Drysdale's A Hazy Morning in December Painted in 1913, this work presents a scene along the Mississippi River at New Orleans. Given the perspective and the curve in the river, it's likely Drysdale stood on the dock of a wharf uptown. A ship awaits the day's loading/unloading. A tugboat travels upriver, managing the currents. The view looks toward the French Quarter and the Third District. He captures the blurry, hazy, smoky, not-romantic vibe of the working riverfront. The Artist Born in 1870, Alexander John Drysdale was...
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