Nashville, Tennessee, the United States of America

(615) 239-5321

The Art and Life of Lloyd Branson, Artist (1853-1925)

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  Beckoning Storm 

1906 - Oil on board - 8 ¼ x 12 ¼” - Private Collection

About Us

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Our Mission

is to facilitate the interchange of ideas and information. To educate the public by providing opportunities to view and become acquainted with the art of Lloyd Branson - Knoxville Tennessee's famous 19/20th century artist. We strive to serve as an educational resource to students and their educators, while supporting the success and growth of The Branson Art Organization. 

Lloyd Branson's award winning painting, "Hauling of Marble." 1910, oil on canvas is 37 x 54 1/2"

Award Winning Artist

The first Appalachian Exposition was held September 12 to October 12, 1910, at Chilhowee Park. This is a public park, fairgrounds, and exhibition venue in east Knoxville, Tennessee. It was there Lloyd Branson received praise and adulation and a gold medal for his painting Hauling Marble. 

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Knoxville's Famous Artist

In Knoxville, TN, at his Gay Street studio in 1891, he painted and displayed his artwork. Paintings  were exhibited there and  moved to New York City, Paris,  and exhibited at the National Academy of Design with many other celebrated works. 

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In 2012, The Branson Art Organization was introduced to the public. With the support of our friends and family members, and the many relatives of Lloyd Branson, his history and genealogy has been researched in order to bring that information to the internet. We would like your input and suggestions as to how we can improve this site, as we continue our journey to bring new (and old) facts about Lloyd Branson to everyone. Pass it on!

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QUOTES ABOUT LLOYD BRANSON

  

  • "The thought that pictures make him personally conspicuous is actually distasteful to Lloyd. That he is an obscure genius is not so small a matter to anyone as it is to himself."


  • "Lloyd loves art quite as much, and equally industrious, but it is for art’s own sweet sake, because he enjoys the work above all occupations."


  • "In his work as a landscape painter, he excelled by developing the environments that nature alone can bestow in abundance and with grandeur over his native Tennessee." Knoxville Journal Obituary

  

  • "He was a student of human nature and devoted much of his time to reading the best literature and studying artists of the early 1900s." A friend of the Artist

 

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Branson Art Organization

P.O. Box 158517 - Nashville, TN 37215 USA

(615) 852-7815 [leave a message for Art Branson]

Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm Central Time

Saturday - Sunday: By Appointment