A Birthday Celebration of
On August 8, 1853, Lloyd Branson was born on his family's Union County farm in Tennessee. This remarkable young boy stretched his wings while taking long walks in nature, making sketches of the scenery and watching the amazing changes of light and shadows as the day passed. The Branson family celebrates his birth, his life, his life's work, and the fond remembrances of how his contributions are remembered today and preserved for generations to come. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Lloyd Branson!
Lloyd Branson created works of art and history throughout a lifetime of service to those who admired and cherished his work. Even more, he was able to use his genius as an artist to stir the emotions of his family, friends, patrons and those who deeply admired his contributions to the arts. In our studies of Lloyd, we have found that those emotions exist even today. Descendants and relatives of Lloyd Branson are touched by his success and remain steadfast in not only sharing the artist's contributions, but celebrating every aspect of his life.
Lloyd Branson (1853-1925) was the subject of two major retrospective exhibitions, which chronicled his life, works of art, and legacy as one of the most influential figures in Knoxville’s early art circles. Many thanks to the East Tennessee Historical Society in Knoxville, TN, and The Tennessee State Museum for their hosting of his many works of art.
The Tennessee Artist
Knox Heritage and the City of Knoxville worked together to ensure a bright future for the culturally significant Lloyd Branson House.
The house was originally built in 1922 for prominent Knoxville artist Lloyd Branson, but had been declared blighted by the City and recently included in the annual Knox Heritage Fragile Fifteen list of endangered historic places. Initial funding for the project will come from the Knox Heritage J. Allen Smith Endangered Properties Fund which was originally initiated with contributions from a private donor and the 1772 Foundation.
Thanks for the Memories!
Celebrating a Life in Tennessee Art
Lloyd Branson, Artist (1853 - 1925)