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Details about  BEN EARL LOONEY (1904-1981)LISTED LOUISIANA ARTIST RARE SPORTING ART WATERCOLOR

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BEN EARL LOONEY (1904-1981)LISTED LOUISIANA ARTIST RARE SPORTING ART WATERCOLOR
BEN-EARL-LOONEY-1904-1981-LISTED-LOUISIANA-ARTIST-RARE-SPORTING-ART-WATERCOLOR
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Jun 15, 2013
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US $4,500.00
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New York, New York, United States

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181155125674
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Last updated on  Jun 15, 2013 16:59:09 PDT  View all revisions

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Seller Notes: Beautiful Condition!
Original/Reproduction: Original Style: Realism
Listed By: Dealer or Reseller Size Type/Largest Dimension: Medium (Up to 30")
Signed?: Signed Date of Creation: 1950-1969
Medium: Gouache Region of Origin: US
Subject: Birds
 Ben Earl Looney (June 2, 1904 – May 25, 1981) was a Brilliant Louisiana - American Artist and Author known for his Beautiful and Charming Watercolors of Dixie and Cajun Country. His Paintings depict a varied spectrum of Americana Landscapes : he was associated with Ringling Bros' John Ringling and was an Artist Specially Commissioned by the Ford Motor Co. Looney was born in the Yellow Pine community, Louisiana. Ben Earl Looney graduated in 1923 from Minden High School, where he was known as "Earl". Looney thereafter attended the Louisiana State University School of Journalism in Baton Rouge, Methodist-affiliated Centenary College in Shreveport, the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, D.C., and the Summer School of Arts in Eastport, Maine. He studied watercolor under George Ennis. Looney launched his art career in his studio in Minden. In 1935, he moved to Baton Rouge to become the first head of the LSU art department. Over the years, he taught art in Sarasota, Florida, in a school-museum financed by the John Ringling circus family. Looney taught painting in New York City for nine years. He also taught art in Weston, Massachusetts; Bremerton, Washington; and Greensboro, North Carolina. He spent his last years in Lafayette, Louisiana, the showcase for his Cajun works.

Ford Times, an in-house organ of the Ford Motor Company, published some forty-five of his paintings and articles. Another Looney painting is in the magazine of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. One of his popular oil paintings is Downtown Baton Rouge, 1920. Looney painted many plantation houses in Louisiana between 1940 and 1970 He painted large oil murals for various dignitaries and clients, including the Ford Motor Company.

Other works included the following: "Shadows of The Teche" which sold at auction for over $1,800; Beau Sejour, watercolors of Louisiana plantation houses; Drawings of the Vieux Carre, about New Orleans and the French Quarter, with captions in English and French; Cajun Vignettes, short stories and poems; Looney Plants Grow Wild, paintings and satirical horticultural definitions. This Beautiful Sporting Art Watercolor / Gouache painting of Geese in Flight is a Rare topic for the artist. Stunning scene, richly colored, measures 30"1/2 inches x 22"1/2 inches, including frame. Beautifully matted and framed, photographed both in and out of frame. Gorgeous Piece of American Art!

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