Loren Roberta Barton Biography

Loren Roberta Barton

American

1893-1975

Biography

Loren Barton was born in Oxford Massachusetts on November 16, 1893 in the home of her great aunt Clara Barton, founder of the Red Cross. Loren came to Los Angeles with her family as a child and received her art training at USC and the ASL of Los Angeles under William Lees Judson and Rex Slinkard. While in Europe in 1929, she met Perez Babcock whom she married. The couple lived in Rome until 1937, and after she returned to Los Angeles where she taught at the Chouinard School of Art.

She was a member of: National Association of Women Painters & Sculptors; Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (London); California Society of PM; Brooklyn Society of Etchers; Chicago North Shore Art Association; Print Society of English Clubs; Pen and Brush Club of NY; AFA; Chicago Society of Etchers; American WC Society.

Loren Barton exhibited at: LACMA, 1920 (with Mable Alvarez and Paul Lauritz), 1923, 1926, 1928, 1941 (solos); Stendahl Gallery (LA), 1923; California State Fairs (awards); California Art Club, 1921-28; Arizona State Fair, 1920s (awards); California WC Society, 1924-51; Ainslee Gallery (NYC), 1924; Cannell & Chaffin Gallery (LA), 1925; Ebell Club (LA), 1927; Calif. Society of Etchers, 1928; Hollywood Woman’s Club, 1928; LA County Fair, 1937; Nicholson Gallery (Pasadena), 1938; GGIE, 1939; Santa Barbara Museum, 1944. In: Gardena (CA) High School; AIC; MM; NMAA; Brooklyn Museum; CSL; LACMA; Phoenix (AZ) Municipal Collection; Pomona College (portraits); Nat'l Library of France; LA Public Library; NY Public Library; San Diego Museum; Wesleyan College; Virginia Museum.

Loren Barton died in 1975.

Source:

Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"