Diego Larguia, a New Orleans artist for over two decades, was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He moved to the States in 1991, and studied in Florida and then at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts. He has been a faculty member there for over ten years. His painterly realist landscapes are done en plein air, around the neighborhoods of the city, especially the Holy Cross neighborhood where he lives. Influenced by such diverse masters as Sorolla, Sargent and Monet, he says his objective is to capture that specific point in time and place, just as it is presented to him, communicating his perspective. His compositions are filled with light and air with solid underlying draftsmanship. Known for his landscape and street compositions, he is equally proficient in studio created still life and portraiture. His work has been exhibited at the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Alexandria Museum and the Walter Anderson Museum of Art in Mississippi. His work can be found in prominent private and corporate collections.