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.

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.

Celebrating his Life and Birthday

August 8, 1853

It is time to celebrate the birthday of Lloyd Branson (1853-1925). It was the birth of a great Artist who brought so many things to his home town of Knoxville, Tennessee, and to those who loved his art. He was first a Boy Artist and prodigy, then an Apprentice, Advancing to his New York Experience, a Professional, a Teacher, The Painter, The Artful Historian, The Gay Street Polymath, A Visionary and a Mentor. A colorful personality and well-known socialite in Knoxville circles. His contributions go beyond art, and he will be forever appreciated - So today, Thank you Lloyd, and Happy Birthday - A Rose to remember you!


Branson Art Organization presents

A Public Interchange about the Life of Tennessee Artist, Lloyd Branson

with pictures, photos, and information from the book

"The Art of Lloyd Branson - A Family Connection"

- New -

Click on "Slideshow" and "Galleries" above for new photographs of Lloyd Branson's life and his paintings.

Celebrating a Life in Tennessee Art

Lloyd Branson, Artist (1853 - 1925)

Thanks for the Memories!