‘The Sunlit Barn’ by Frank Edward Lloyd, American 1895-1945

A poetic work by well listed Frank Edward Lloyd, American 1895-1945, who painted mostly in Florida and Pennsylvania
14 x 18 in, w/o frame, 17.5 x 21.5 including frame
Oil on panel, signed lower right
Likely original gilt wood style frame
Frank Edward Lloyd was born on May 29, 1895 in Northampton, England. A naturalized American citizen at an early age, Lloyd studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and at the Albright Art School in Buffalo. He became employed as a commercial artist in Rochester, NY and taught art in the New York State school system. By the 1930s, Lloyd was wintering in West Palm Beach were he was a member of the Palm Beach Art League. He also exhibited at the Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach shortly after its inception in 1936 and directed the Society of the Four Arts Summer School courses in art, commercial sketching, and life class for several years. Lloyd also taught at the Norton Gallery and School of Art in West Palm Beach and continued exhibiting there with the Palm Beach Art League in the early 1940s. In 1941 he accepted a position as a plein air instructor at the Studio Guild in Ridgefield, Connecticut.  Lloyd was still on the faculty of the Norton when he died on March 29, 1945 shortly after receiving an honorable mention for the Bemis Award earlier that month. The Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, Georgia, owns a southern painting by Lloyd.
Palm Beach Visual Arts by Deborah Pollack, © Deborah Pollack, published by Pelican Publishing Company.
Other Sources include, Frank Edward Lloyd World War I draft registration card, 1917-1918, Monroe County, New York; Florida Death Index; and 1940 federal census (Ancestry.com); New York Timesobituary, March 31, 1945, Palm Beach Post Times, March 10, 1945; Palm Beach Post, July 30, 1941; Palm Beach Daily News, May 19, 1940.
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