20½ H x 7 W x 9¼ D Inches
Signed on Base, "Lloyd"
Impressed Foundry Stamp 'C. Valsuani Cire Perdue' for Claude Valsuani Fonderie, Paris
Created Circa 1935
Born in Indiana, Caroline Lloyd first studied at the Convent of Notre Dame in Milwaukee and raised a family before developing her career as a sculptor. She moved to Montparnasse, Paris where she studied under Robert Wlerick at the ‘Ecole des Arts Appliqué à l’Industrie’ and at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière. In France, Lloyd exhibited widely and with success, including at the Salon D'Automne, the Tuileries and the Salon des Beaux Arts among other Salons and galleries. She was the recipient of numerous prizes, medals and juried awards including a medal at the 1939 Paris International Exposition where her work was purchased by the French government for the permanent collection of the Jeu de Paume Museum. In 1939, Lloyd was also made an Associate Member of the Société Nationale des Beaux Arts. Upon returning to Los Angeles in 1939, she continued to sculpt and exhibit successfully as a member of the California Art Club. Caroline Lloyd's oeuvre includes portrait busts, statues and figural groups. She is well-listed in all relevant reference works including Who Was Who in American Art, the Dictionary of American Sculptors, and the Biographical Encyclopedia of American Painters Sculptors and Engravers among many others. We are pleased to offer an elegant and lyrical figural study by this notable American Sculptor.
California Art Club; Paris International Exposition (Paris), 1937 (medal); Golden Gate International Exposition. 1939; New York World's Fair, 1939; Painters & Sculptors of Los Angeles, 1940; Stendahl Gallery, Los Angeles 1941; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1942, 1944; Los Angeles Art Association, 1945-46.
Who Was Who in American Art 1564-1975: 400 Years of Artists in America, Peter Hastings Falk, Sound View Press 1999, Vol. 2, p. 2041-2042; Artists in California 1786-1940, Third Edition, Edan Milton Hughes: Crocker Art Museum, Sheridan Books 2002, Vol. 2, p. 691; Biographical Encyclopedia of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers of the U.S.: Colonial to 2002, Bob Creps, Dealer’s Choice Books, Inc. 2002, Vol. 2, p. 841; et al.
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