Stephen Landry St. Germain
Stephen Landry St. Germain
  • October 19, 1943 - July 21, 2017
  • New Orleans, Louisiana

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Stephen Landry St. Germain passed away at his home on Friday, July 21, 2017.

He was born October 19, 1943, and remained in his beloved City of New Orleans for his entire life. He graduated from Alcee Fortier High School in 1961, where he was a member of Phi Kappa fraternity. Post high school he attended LSU in New Orleans, and the John McCrady School of Art. His career as a designer and illustrator began when he went to work for Harry Mayronne Studios, located in Exchange Alley in the French Quarter. Stories of his most cherished memories and valued friends were typically recounted from "those days at Harry's."

He was an active member of the Art Directors and Designers Association, where he was recipient of numerous awards. Following the closure of Mayronne Studios, Steve began his own business as proprietor of St. Germain Graphics. His most widely known achievement in New Orleans is his silk-screened poster, representing the 1982 Jazz and Heritage Foundation's Jazz and Heritage Festival. From that time, he produced posters for many other well-known events, such as the Kentucky Derby, the New York Jazz Festival. His drawings and illustrations were also commonly seen on the pages of New Orleans Magazine. Stephen's passion for music equaled his passion for art. He spent years collecting and creating compilations of New Orleans music into hundreds of CDs, whose covers he quizzically drew and designed. Most notable about the character of Stephen St. Germain was his sense of humor, love of life, grace, and unwavering modesty. When asked for a biography, he replied, "I am left-handed." He is survived by his wife, Kathleen St. Germain, his three children, Terry, Lorin, and Clayton, and his three beautiful and clever grand daughters, Bridget, Naomi and Pia.

Stephen will be interred at Lake Lawn Park Cemetery, New Orleans, Saturday, July 29th, in a private family ceremony. A memorial gathering of friends and family will take place at the Napoleon House, Sunday, August 13th, 2 pm to 5 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Stephen St. Germain can be made to the Youth Empowerment DesignWorks Project, at, an organization that educates and trains young people in creative fields, such as graphic design, photography and other visual arts, and assists with employment in these fields. More about the project can be found at