Lamar Briggs, American (1935 - )

Born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana the Cajun country of Louisiana, Lamar Briggs is a colorist who creates monotypes and large-scale abstract acrylic paintings. His studio is in Palm Beach, Florida.

His art education includes: Independent Study, Antibes, France, 1966; Colorado Institute of Art, 1960; Art Center of Los Angeles, 1959; University of Houston, 1958; University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1953.

Early in his career, he began his signature abstract paintings that are inspired by nature, music, and a positive attitude towards life.

His approach is scholarly, and he carefully researches the symbolism in his paintings. He has sophisticated knowledge of printmaking that allows him to incorporate chine colle, collage, woodcutting and etching in his mixed media monotypes on precious papers. His goal is to achieve works that appear spontaneous and rhythmic.

Briggs has been referenced in "Who's Who in American Art" since 1962.


Selected Collections: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC; Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL; Beaumont Art Museum, Beaumont, TX; Rice University, Houston, TX; The University of Texas, Austin, TX; The Moody Foundation, Galveston, TX; Exxon Corporation, Houston, TX; Bristol Meyers, New York, NY; Prudential Life Insurance Co., Newark, NJ; Mobil Oil, Houston, TX; IBM, Los Angeles, CA; Price Waterhouse & Co., Dayton, OH; Tenneco, Houston, TX; Schlumberger, Houston, TX; First City National Bank, Houston, TX; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, London; Paine Webber, Austin, TX; Petrolair Systems, Geneva, Switzerland; Private Bank & Trust, London, England; Weingarten Realty, Houston, TX.

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