Tom Lovell


Tom Lovell


Nationality: American

Birth Place: New York City (New York state, United States)

Tom Lovell called himself "a storyteller with a brush," a description appropriate for an artist who spent over five decades capturing the sweep of American history on canvas and paper. Born in New York City in 1909 and educated at Syracuse University, Lovell began earning his living as an illustrator while still in college. After graduating in 1931, he launched a successful freelance career as a magazine and book illustrator that stretched over forty years. His work appeared in all of the leading publications of the day including Life, McCall’s, Saturday Evening Post, and Collier's. He was called on to depict a wide range of subjects from contemporary life to ancient history, but his favorite subject - and the one that he would eventually devote himself to on a full time basis - was the history of the American West. Within that context, he was particularly fascinated with the history and culture of North American Indians.


Tom Lovell Original Art Values Sold at Auction

TOM LOVELL (American, 1909-1997) The Thaw, 1975 Oil on board 27 x 40 inches (68.6 x 101.6 cm) Signed lower left: T
TOM LOVELL (American, 1909-1997)The Thaw, 1975Oil on board27 x 40 inches (68.6 x 101.6 cm)Signed lower left: T...
Lot 76194
Auction 5116
Saturday, November 10, 2012
TOM LOVELL (American, 1909-1997) Captain Murie's Pawnees, 1983 Oil on canvas 23 x 40-1/2 inches (58.4 x 102.9 cm) Si
TOM LOVELL (American, 1909-1997)Captain Murie's Pawnees, 1983Oil on canvas23 x 40-1/2 inches (58.4 x 102.9 cm)Si...
Lot 68290
Auction 5198
Monday, November 17, 2014
TOM LOVELL (American, 1909-1997) The Raven Followers, 1975 Oil on board 19 x 32 inches (48.3 x 81.3 cm) Signed lower
TOM LOVELL (American, 1909-1997)The Raven Followers, 1975Oil on board19 x 32 inches (48.3 x 81.3 cm)Signed lower...
Lot 70050
Auction 5085
Saturday, November 5, 2011
TOM LOVELL (American, 1909-1997) Culture in Silver City Oil on board 15 x 21 inches (38.1 x 53.3 cm) Signed lower le
TOM LOVELL (American, 1909-1997)Culture in Silver CityOil on board15 x 21 inches (38.1 x 53.3 cm)Signed lower le...
Lot 76193
Auction 5116
Saturday, November 10, 2012
TOM LOVELL (American, 1909-1997) Back Comes the Bride, Ladies' Home Journal illustration, February 1944 Oil on canvas
TOM LOVELL (American, 1909-1997)Back Comes the Bride, Ladies' Home Journal illustration, February 1944Oil on canvas...
Lot 87246
Auction 5034
Thursday, February 18, 2010

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