Lucile Lloyd

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Lucile Lloyd (August 28, 1894 - February 25, 1941) was an American muralist.

Early life[edit]

Lloyd was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her parents were Mary Alice (Holcomb) and Harry Kensington Lloyd.[1] She worked in her father's studio and apprenticed in his stained-glass and textile design shop. She attended school at the Woman's Art School at Cooper Union in New York City and won two scholarships to the Art Students League of New York. She was the only woman to work in the drafting room of architect Bertram G. Goodhue and painted her first mural decoration at the age of twenty. In 1919 Lloyd married Addison Brown II, son of Addison Brown. They had one child, Addison Brown III.[2]


Lloyd moved with her husband and son to California in 1919. She opened a studio, taught classes and took the directorship of the Stickney Memorial School of Art in Pasadena. Lloyd worked as a muralist and decorator and also produced bookplates, cartoons, logos, water color, charcoal, architectural renderings and stained-glass designs. She worked with many well-known architectural firms.

Three Works Progress Administration/Federal Arts Project murals by Lloyd have, since 1992, been displayed by the California State Senate. The murals were moved after the original site was damaged in the 1971 Los Angeles Earthquake. They are now in the Senate Committee Room in Sacramento, California.

The murals, titled "California's Name", were dedicated on October 16, 1937 at the Los Angeles State Building at 217 West First Street on the Civic Center, hung in an Assembly room. The middle was 16'x13' and side panels were 6.5'x13'

Lloyd was one of six artists who submitted drawings for the murals at Griffith Observatory. She was a member of the California Art Club, Women Painters of the West, American Bookplate Society and the California State Historical Association.

She married her second husband Niel McNulty in 1936, who died in 1939. Lucile Lloyd committed suicide in February, 1941.[3]



  • 'Episodes of Beowulf' Hanson House, Flintridge


  • Eight murals private homes, Los Angeles


  • 'Madonna of the covered Wagon' South Pasadena Junior High


  • Ceilings; First Methodist Episcopal Church, Santa Ana
  • Children's rooms, Ives and Warren Mortuary, Pasadena
  • Eight murals private residences, San Marino & Beverley Hills


  • Kindergarten Frieze - Stoneman Elementary School, San Marino
  • Ceilings and mural - First Baptist Church Chapel, Pasadena
  • Administration Building murals, South Pasadena Schools
  • South Pasadena Public Library
  • Auditorium ceiling, Sierra Madre Grade School
  • Newport Harbor Union High School


  • Ceilings, Hollywood Citizen News building, Hollywood[4]
  • Auditorium El Centro Elementary School, South Pasadena
  • Facade, Averill-Morgan Company, Hollywood
  • Auditorium, Long Beach Polytechnic
  • Interiors, Mannings Restaurant, Long Beach
  • Study Hall ceiling Excelsior Union High School
  • Ceilings and porch, 87th Street School, Los Angeles Ceiling, Pacific Colony State Hospital at Spadra
  • Murals, suites; Dr. I. Eugene Gould, Pasadena


  • Three wall panels, Hollywood National Bank
  • Ceiling and Murals, Hotel Miramar
  • Eagle Rock High School
  • St. Mary of the Angels Anglican Church, Hollywood
  • Virgil Junior High
  • East Whittier School Mural 'Peter Pan'
  • Gymnasium ceiling, Foshay Junior High School, LA


  • Library ceiling, Hollywood High School
  • Borders on Murals, LA Public Library Rotunda
  • La Chappelle Residence, Beverley Hills
  • Interiors, Manning's Restaurant, LA


  • Third floor remodel, Broadway Department Store, LA
  • Entrance, Jeweler's Exchange Building


  • Three murals, 'California's Name" Assembly Room, State Building, LA
  • Windows, mausoleum at Inglewood Cemetery


  1. ^ "Who's Who in California (Volume 1942-43)". Retrieved 27 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Who's Who in California (Volume 1942-43)". Retrieved 27 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Hurley, Melissa. "Local Women Artists Throughout History". Retrieved 27 November 2012. 
  4. ^ Vincent, Roger (April 2, 2014) "Art deco Hollywood Citizen News building is sold" Los Angeles Times
  • "California's Name" - Three WPA sponsored Murals by Lucile Lloyd - published by California State Senate Rules Committee - January, 1992