Lionel Lofton was born in Houston, Texas and hasstudied art for many years. Over his career, Lionel has taught hundreds of workshops and classes in abstract and classical art. His art work displays some of the most beautiful and vibrant colors mixed with emotionally driven content. Please check out the galler to view more work and learn how to purchase!

About 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.
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.

His artwork has been included in traveling exhibits including the Harmon and Harriet Kelly Collection of African-American Art, Hunter Museum of Art, Butler Institute of American Art, Michael C. Carlos Museum located at Emory University, and the El Paso Museum of Art. 

He has been part of several of the annual National Black Arts Festival in Atlanta, Georgia. 

His work has been featured in several books and magazines including the "The Black Artist in America?", "One Man Exhibition", "Art League of Wichita Falls", "Black Art by Lionel Lofton", "The Vision from Within", and "A Century of African-American Art".

Still active after more than 30 years in the art scene, Lionel Lofton Arts continues to grow and accepts commissions for offices and homes. You can view current works including figurative acrylic painting, at the website Portfolio page. 

His work is representative of contemporary African-American art as his work has been shown from Texas, the Midwest, Georgia and New York. Although these are disparate regions with their own unique art scenes, Lionel Lofton abstract acrylic paintings stand out as a synthesis of the modern art spirit.

His works are active, dynamic and have stood the test of time. He has been studying and learning through his journey of applying his art to today's society. He has practiced his art. He has also taught his art. He is an educator who has had the opportunity to nurture impressive students who have become artists in their own rights.

Live and works in Houston
1989 M.A. University of Houston
1980 B.A. Prarie View A&M University