"Captain Henry Shreve Clearing The Great Raft From The Red River, 1833-1838" is Pineville artist Lloyd Hawthorne's signature painting. Learn more »
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Pineville native Lloyd Hawthorne is best known for his signature painting Captain Henry Miller Shreve Clearing the Great Raft from Red River, 1833-1838. Hawthorne meticulously researched congressional records at Louisiana State University for original drawings of the snagboat Shreve designed and used to break the logjam that had for years rendered the Red River impassable for trade. Commissioned by the R.W. Norton Art Gallery in Shreveport and unveiled in 1970, the painting remains on view in that museum. Other works by the artist are on display at the Louisiana Governor’s Mansion in Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University at Shreveport, and the Alexandria Museum of Art.
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Staff of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. "Lloyd Hawthorne." In KnowLA Encyclopedia of Louisiana, edited by David Johnson. Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, 2010–. Article published September 12, 2012. http://www.knowla.org/entry/1272/&view=summary.
Staff of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. "Lloyd Hawthorne." KnowLA Encyclopedia of Louisiana. Ed. David Johnson. Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, 12 Sept 2012. Web. 21 Jan. 2017.