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Emilie Rhys

Emilie Rhys, a publisher of/primary contributor to New Orleans Music Observed, is a self-taught artist born in NYC, and daughter of legendary NOLA artist Noel Rockmore. Rhys’ art career spans 45 years, covering a wide variety of subjects, though largely focused on New Orleans music since 2011 (showcased in 2020-2021 at the New Orleans Jazz Museum). Featured in collections across the U.S.A. and Europe, she opened Scene By Rhys Fine Art, now on Royal Street, in 2016.