Lou Baudoin

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“As a child in the fifties I watched a wild variety of vehicles pass through Albuquerque, both on Central Avenue and Fourth Street.  Better known to most as Route 66 and Highway 85, these thoroughfares provided a young man with an unlimited supply of dream machines.  Later as an adult I began to spend more and more time in rural Mexico.  It seemed as though the vehicles of my childhood had simply moved south and were cruising a new and equally exciting set of byways.  The cars and trucks exhibited here are based on personal experiences with and in some of those vehicles.”

Louis Baudoin moved to Albuquerque in 1950 at the age of five.  Raised in a family of artists and designers, he received degrees from The University of Texas at El Paso and the University of New Mexico.  He retired in 2000 after teaching for 33 years at the Albuquerque Academy.  His sculpture has been exhibited in galleries in Santa Fe, Taos, Albuquerque and New York.  He lives with this family in Corrales, New Mexico in a handmade house and studio.  His passion for eccentric vehicles hasn’t dissipated either, as he continues to drive a 1929 Model A Ford pickup truck.