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Richard Lofton
"Group by the Sea" - Abstracted Impasto Seascape by Richard Lofton

1963

US$2,650

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Colorful and expressive abstracted seascape with thick impasto dynamically swirling together by California artist Richard Lofton (American, 1908-1966). Signed and dated "RICHARD LOFTON / Jan. 1963" in the lower left corner. Titled "Group by the Sea" on verso. Presented in a rustic light wood frame. Image size: 25.75"H x 21.5"W. Richard Lofton (American, 1908-1966) was born in McClellanville, SC on March 23, 1908. At 18 Lofton received a scholarship to the National Academy of Design, but stayed only a few weeks. He then led a Thoreau-like existence, learning to paint in his own way. A veteran of WWII, he settled on the Monterey Peninsula in 1945 and was director of the Carmel Art Association for many years. was a much loved and well-known painter on the Monterey Peninsula in the 1950s and 60s. Although perhaps best known for his sumptuous and facile Plein air landscapes, he also did many portraits, often commissioned. This presentation, drawn mostly from the Lofton family collection, and supplemented with long-term loans from Monterey Peninsula College and the Museum’s own collection has a particular focus upon portraits he did of his artist friends who were willing to sit for him in his studio, while talking together and most likely drinking coffee. They are some of his most vibrant, intimate and color filled works, done in his loose, painterly style. The evolution of Lofton’s style is evident over the period in which these were painted, as is the animated humanity of the painters, sculptors, photographers and writers who lived and worked on the Peninsula at a particularly fruitful and fascinating time. He died in Carmel, CA on June 1, 1966. Lofton’s pieces are in the Monterey Public Library, the SFMA, Staten Island Institute of Arts and Letters, and the De Young Museum.

Details

  • Creator
    Richard Lofton (1908 - 1966, American)
  • Creation Year
    1963
  • Dimensions
    Height: 33 in. (83.82 cm)Width: 29 in. (73.66 cm)Depth: 2 in. (5.08 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    Some minor craquelure has been professionally restored.
  • Gallery Location
    Soquel, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: JT-67581stDibs: LU5428002112

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