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.

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

Celebrating his Life and Remembering his Death

On June 12, 1925, the clock had nearly struck 9:00 p.m. The life of an internationally known artist was about to draw to a close and, with his last breath, an artistic era for East Tennessee ended as abruptly when Lloyd Branson died quietly at his home on Branson Avenue. His accomplishments over his seventy-two years were noted in newspapers and journals throughout the South and as far north as the New York Times. Many art devotees of the time discussed his contributions to art, community, and the world. All of this was done in an effort to piece together an undying legacy.

 

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"


Celebrating a Life in Tennessee Art

Lloyd Branson, Artist (1853 - 1925)