The Australian Artist gets new exposure and a life rediscovered on www.normanlloyd.com.au
Landscape painter Norman Lloyd had a long, prolific and successful life. But not even Australia’s most respected Art Encyclopedia has got his correct birth and death dates listed.
The research that went into the establishment of the website dedicated to Norman Lloyd has not only set this right, but has shed a lot more light on this largely forgotten artist and has unearthed previously unknown facts.
Now we know when and where Norman Lloyd was born, and what happened to him in World War I. We hear of his life in London in the 1930s where he enjoyed increasing success as a painter and held regular exhibitions with the Royal Institute of Oil Painters. We learn about friends and acquaintances such as HG Wells, Nancy Weir, George Bernard Shaw, Will Ashton, who frequented his home in the wealthy suburb of St John’s Wood. Also undiscovered is Norman Lloyd’s connection with France, where he spent his summers from 1944 onwards until shortly before his death. The mystery of his French mistress is also revealed.
The website – researched and created by Banziger Hulme Fine Art Consultants – presents Norman Lloyd’s life, CV, works and exhibitions in one easy and accessible location on www.normanlloyd.com.au.
If you can contribute with information on Norman Lloyd, we would love the hear from you – send us an email.
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There are many difficulties involved in publishing a book on an artist, with time and costs often prohibitive. Today, the internet provides a very useful alternative in creating a new view of perhaps a ‘forgotten’, ‘maligned’ or ‘undervalued’ artist.
Banziger Hulme Fine Art have taken this idea on board. We want to include as much biographical information as possible about the artist with images of the artist’s works. Our research aims to uncover little known facts about the artist and encourage feedback to the site and on any additional biographical information from institutions or individuals.
The interest in developing a dedicated website might come from a collector who holds an extensive collection of a particular artist’s work or from family members interested in raising the profile of the artist.
For example, the development of the website www.robertmitchellartist.com.au in 2007 has directly resulted in Robert Boyed Mitchell’s works being included in an exhibition ‘Special Forces’ at the National Art School in Sydney in July 2008.