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John Clifford, MD, a Tulane graduate, is a neurosurgeon who lives in Baton Rouge, where he practiced from 1976 until 2008. Following his retirement from private practice, Clifford began serving as medical director of graduate medical education for Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. Well known as an Ernest Hemingway lookalike, who incidentally has placed second in the annual Florida Keys contest that chooses white bearded, portly men resembling the famous author,

Clifford began painting a little more than 10 years ago. He had ignored a famous lifelong interest in art until nudged into the creative expression of painting by Louisiana watercolorist Henrietta Joseph. Taking inspiration from the works of Winslow Homer and Monet, Clifford primarily works in oil. He uses his sense of color to portray Louisiana landscapes, particularly plantation homes that have been lost to time, as well as a variety of water subjects. Clifford hangs in the Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida. Local Baton Rouge gallery Acadian Frame and Art also carries his work.


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Title Annotation:Louisiana State Medical Society
Publication:The Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1U7LA
Date:Jan 1, 2012
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