Lionel Lofton

Lionel Lofton

A native of Houston, Texas, Lionel has been interested in Art since childhood. He formally studied at Texas Southern University, Prairie View A&M and University of Houston, Clear Lake.


The imagery of Lionel Lofton often illustrates the concepts of inner strength, spirituality, beauty, family and children. His paintings and prints have a quiet and introspective air about them, not unlike their creator.


Live and works in Houston

1989 M.A. University of Houston
1980 B.A. Prarie View A&M University


Lionel paints and draws his everyday life’s experiences. He believes that ‘’Art is a part of Living’’. He is greatly inspired by everyday life and uses figurative and abstract techniques to create the various images.


He works with acrylics, watercolor, collage, mixed media and printmaking. He utilizes the various media to create his many delightful compositions. His work can be found in many public and private collections, as well as Corporate Collections: Harmon and Harriet Kelly Collection, the Paul Jones Collections, Dr. and Mrs. Clyde Lord’s, The University Museum of the University of Delaware, Dr. Sivan Hines and Dr. Jeff Hines.


Solo and Group Exhibitions have included the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, 22nd Carroll Harris Simms Art competition and exhibition, African American Museum, Dallas, Texas.


In the hand of African American Collectors, The Personal Treasures, Bernard and Shirley Kinsey, Civil Rights-Civil Wrongs, “Just Lookin”, Hagerstown, MD., National Black Arts Festival, Atlanta, GA., The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, TX and San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX.