1975 Lloyd Hawthorne Watercolor
I bought this watercolor in 1975 because I think it spoke to me about rural Louisiana, which is my home. I hung it in the hall in a very obscure place because I was-- didn't really didn't want my husband to see it right away. And he didn't see it for about eight months. And then when he did see it, it was quite a surprise, but... (laughs) I kind of hid it from him.
Here is the signature, Lloyd Hawthorne, and it's dated 1975. Which is the same year that you bought it.
Yes. How much did you pay for it, then?
He actually is from Pineville, Louisiana.
Yes, he is.
And he was in World War II. He started his artistic career in the military as a medical illustrator, and then he worked at the Louisiana Electric Company as a draftsman and artist. But he would frequently take breaks and go study art at LSU. This picture is a lovely example with the Louisiana landscape and these figures. It's in great condition. I think if this were to be offered in a retail gallery, the asking price might be about $2,500.
Oh, really! Really. I made some money! Yeah!
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