Caroline Lloyd

 (American, 1875-1945)

SEATED NUDE

Bronze

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. After becoming a mother and raising a family, she moved to Paris where she studied under Robert Wierick at the Ecole des Arts Appliqué à l’Industrie and, subsequently, at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Montparnasse. In France, Lloyd achieved both commercial and critical success and was made welcome in Modernist artistic circles. She exhibited widely and with success, including at the Salon D'Automne, the Salon des Tuileries and the Salon des Beaux Arts among numerous other venues and galleries. At the Paris International Exposition of 1937, she was awarded a medal and her exhibited work was purchased by the French government for the permanent collection of the Jeu de Paume Museum. In 1939, Caroline Lloyd was made an Associate Member of the Société Nationale des Beaux Arts, an unusual honor for a non-French artist.

 

Upon returning to Los Angeles in 1939, she continued to sculpt and to exhibit successfully as a member of the California Art Club, including at the Golden Gate International Exhibition (1939), Stendhal Gallery (1941) and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (1942, 1944). Her retrospective was held at the Los Angeles Art Association (1945-6). Caroline Lloyd is well-listed in all relevant reference works including Who Was Who in American Art, the Dictionary of American Sculptors, the Biographical Encyclopedia of American Painters, Sculptors and Engravers and Hughes' Dictionary of California artist. We are pleased to offer a lyrical figural bronze by this notable American Modernist.

 

Exhibitions:

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.

 

Reference:

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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