Leo Lloyd Sexton

Leo Lloyd Sexton , Jr., was born in Hilo on March 24, 1912. After graduation from Punahou School he entered the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in 1931. In 1933 he had a show of flower paintings at the Vose Galleries in Boston, followed by exhibitions at the Honolulu Academy of Arts and at Gump's in San Francisco. He spent several years in Europe, painting and traveling during the summers and studying at the Slade School in London during the winters. In his third and final year of instruction there, one of his figure paintings won first prize, and in 1936 a flower painting was exhibited the the Royal Academy, London. Sexton returned to Hilo in 1937 and concentrated on figure painting and portraiture. That same year his painting "Nanea" was accepted and exhibited at the Royal Academy. Sexton executed a large number of portraits and, beginning in 1934, before he left for Europe, did two commissions for the Hawaiian Pineapple Company. He was a frequent and popular exhibitor in group shows in Honolulu. He also had one-person shows at Honolulu's Grossman-Moody Gallery in 1957 and at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel Gallery in 1961. A retrospective of his work was held at the Contemporary Arts Center, Honolulu Advertiser Gallery, in 1966. He died in Honolulu on March 23, 1990. Exhibitions: Boston A. Cl., 1933; Vose Gal., Boston, 1933; Gumps, San Francisco; Bournemouth Mus., England, 1936; Royal Acad., London, 1936 & 1939; Oakland (CA) Mus., 1940; Honolulu Acad. Arts, 1933 (first solo), 1955-56; Grossman-Moody Gal., Honolulu, 1957 (solo); Hilton Hawaiian Hotel Village Gal., Honolulu, 1961 (solo). Awards: Univ. London (first prize, life drawing). Leo Lloyd Sexton , Jr., was born in Hilo on March 24, 1912. After graduation from Punahou School he entered the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in 1931. In 1933 he had a show of flower paintings at the Vose Galleries in Boston, followed by exhibitions at the Honolulu Academy of Arts and at Gump's in San Francisco. He spent several years in Europe, painting and traveling during the summers and studying at the Slade School in London during the winters. In his third and final year of instruction there, one of his figure paintings won first prize, and in 1936 a flower painting was exhibited the the Royal Academy, London. Sexton returned to Hilo in 1937 and concentrated on figure painting and portraiture. That same year his painting "Nanea" was accepted and exhibited at the Royal Academy. Sexton executed a large number of portraits and, beginning in 1934, before he left for Europe, did two commissions for the Hawaiian Pineapple Company. He was a frequent and popular exhibitor in group shows in Honolulu. He also had one-person shows at Honolulu's Grossman-Moody Gallery in 1957 and at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel Gallery in 1961. A retrospective of his work was held at the Contemporary Arts Center, Honolulu Advertiser Gallery, in 1966. He died in Honolulu on March 23, 1990. Exhibitions: Boston A. Cl., 1933; Vose Gal., Boston, 1933; Gumps, San Francisco; Bournemouth Mus., England, 1936; Royal Acad., London, 1936 & 1939; Oakland (CA) Mus., 1940; Honolulu Acad. Arts, 1933 (first solo), 1955-56; Grossman-Moody Gal., Honolulu, 1957 (solo); Hilton Hawaiian Hotel Village Gal., Honolulu, 1961 (solo). Awards: Univ. London (first prize, life drawing).

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