Meadowlark Gallery: The Artist Biographies

David G. Lockhart ( 1913-1990)

David G. Lockhart was born in New York City on January 15, 1913. He was the son of Henry Lockhart, Jr., of New York and Talbot County. His mother was Aletha Swift Lockhart of Texas. As a child, he lived at the family residence in Wye Heights. Henry Lockhart, Jr., later built Forest Landing. Both Wye Heights and Forest Landing are two prominent architectural landmarks.

David G. Lockhart attended school in Lycee Jacquart in Lausanne, Switzerland and then went on to the Art Students League in New York City. After completing his education he worked as a designer and illustrator. During World War II, he was an aircraft draftsman and designer in California.

David was an avid sportsman and sailor. The America s Cup Committee commissioned him to do two of the official paintings for their races. He was a member of the New York Yacht Club, the Tred Avon Yacht Club and the Chesapeake Bay Yacht Club.

Watercolors were his primary medium and he did about six paintings a year with no real studio works in oil. According to Bill Webster, the artist was very financially secure in his vocation and did not really have to paint.

David G. Lockhart was married to Florence Martindale Lockhart of Talbot County. He died in New York City on August 30, 1990.

Sources: John Lewis, Bill Webster

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