Theme/Style Figurative art, portraits
Artistic Focus Caroline Lloyd’s innate abilities and artistic sense as a sculptor would be impressive in any case, but even more so because they lay dormant until relatively late in her life. Her handsome sculptures exude grace, confidence, and quiet strength.
• Born Caroline Alma Goodman in Fort Wayne, Indiana, in 1875, Caroline Lloyd was educated at the Convent of Notre Dame in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
• She married attorney Warren E. Lloyd in 1898, and settled in Los Angeles.
• It was not until Caroline Lloyd was in her fifties and had raised a family, that she became interested in sculpting, and in the late 1920s she traveled to Paris to study under Robert Wlerick.
• Lloyd exhibited and received a medal at the Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques in Paris in 1937.
• Upon returning to Los Angeles Caroline Lloyd was active in the local art scene, exhibiting at the Golden Gate International Exposition in San Francisco in 1939 with the bronze Negro Head, the New York World’s Fair in 1939 with the bronze Man With Ball, and at the Stendahl Galleries in Los Angeles in 1941.
• In 1943 Lloyd was selected to cast a bronze of the “Mother of Los Angeles”, Mrs. Willoughby Rodman, a well-known and respected civic leader. The bronze was presented to the City of Los Angeles where it was to be displayed in City Hall.
• Lloyd’s work consisted mainly of portrait busts and statues, and in 1946 her daughter donated two of her figural sculptures, Repose and Poise, to the City of Los Angeles. They were placed in the Exposition Park Rose Garden.
• Caroline Lloyd passed away in Los Angeles in 1945.
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