Saturday, December 30, 2006

Golden Twilight



Also painted by our PO also it gives an idea of the scope of her work.
This light and airy impressionsistic landscape is framed and linen lined. It is oil on canvas and measures 12" X 16". It dates from about 1980. It is in excellent condition.

The painting has a label on the back indicating it was entry in the 1981 Society of the Four Arts Contemporary Exhibition Show in New York City.

Florence Hutchinson Lonsford (1914-2001) was born in Lebanon, Indiana but spent most of her adult life in New York City. (She maintained a studio in Indiana until the end of her life). She was a painter, sculptor, printmaker and lithographer.

She is listed in Davenports, Who's Who in American Artists and Directory of American Portrait Artists. She was also a member of NYC's prestigious art society the Salmagundi Club and the National Artists League, as well as the American Art Professional League and the National Academy of Fine Arts. She studied at the Art Student League under John Howard Sanden.

Her prizes include: Finalist in Deauville and Cannes, France and Prix d' Honneur in the Exposition Intercontinentale, Monaco.

She exhibited widely in galleries in Indiana, Michigan, and in New York City at Marcoleo and Artists Space. Also, her work is in the Coast Guard Artists Galleries in Indiana.