Robert Bledsoe Mayfield

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Robert Bledsoe Mayfield
Mayfield Woman and Child in the French Quarter.jpg
Woman and Child in the French Quarter
by Robert Bledsoe Mayfield
Born(1869-01-01)January 1, 1869
Carlinville, Illinois
DiedDecember 4, 1934(1934-12-04) (aged 65)
New Orleans, Louisiana
NationalityUnited States
Known forPortraits, Landscapes, Architectural scenes in oil and etchings
AwardsArt Association of New Orleans
Gold Medal 1908

Robert Bledsoe Mayfield (January 1, 1869 - December 4, 1934) was an artist known primarily for his landscapes, interiors, and etchings. His artistic career was spent mostly in New Orleans, Louisiana. Many of Mayfield's paintings on canvas reside at the New Orleans Museum of Art.

Early life and training[edit]

Mayfield was born in Carlinville, Illinois on January 1, 1869.[1] His artistic training was at the St. Louis School of Fine Arts and subsequently the Julian Academy in Paris under Lefebvre and Constant. Luc-Olivier Merson also mentored him.[2]

Artistic career[edit]

Mayfield spent the majority of his artistic career in New Orleans, Louisiana. In 1908 he was awarded the first gold medal of the New Orleans Art Association.[2] Notable works include "In the Studio" and "The Giant Oak" which are displayed in the New Orleans Museum of Art. He served for a time on the museum's committee for painting and sculpture and was an executive committee member for the New Orleans Art Association, where he displayed some of his work.[2] Mayfield also served as associate editor of art for the New Orleans Times-Picayune.[1]


  1. ^ a b Glenn B. Opitz, ed. (1986). Mantle Fielding's Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers. Poughkeepsie, NY: Apollo Publishers. p. 597. ISBN 0-938290-04-5.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  2. ^ a b c Peter Hastings Falk, ed (1999). Who Was Who in American Art, 1564-1975, Vol. II. Madison, CT: Sound View Press. p. 2230. ISBN 0-932087-57-4.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)

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