Lot 1130

Richard M. Lofton (1908-1966), Field Hands, Woodcut

Estimate: $100 - $200

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Property from the Collection of John and Virginia Duncan, Savannah, GA


Richard Morrison Lofton (SC/CA, 1908-1966), Field Hands, Woodcut, pencil signed, titled, and notated lower edge, with label from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Philadelphia Watercolor Club, and handwritten inscription on verso, depicting figures working in a field, matted and framed. Frame size: 12 3/4 in. x 14 1/4 in.

Richard Lofton, of South Carolina, became interested in art when he was given a box of oil paints at 12 years old. Lofton followed family tradition by attending The Citadel, but after graduation in 1928, he recieved a scholarship to the National Academy of Design in New York City. Afterwards, he spent five years teaching himself and experimentation in the isolation of McClellanville. Afterwards he took the position of director of the municipal art school in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. After service in World War II. Lofton settled with his family in Carmel, CA and became active in the local art community. He had frequent exhibitions in California and won both critical and popular success as a painter of portraits and landscapes, as a draftsman and watercolorist.

Measurements: Height: plate size 5 3/8 in. x Width: 7 1/2 in.


Good condition, not viewed out of frame.