David Guyce LeDoux (1926-2010)
David Guyce LeDoux (1926-2010). Landscape with Stream, c.1955-60. Oil on masonite panel, 23.25 x 47.75 inches. Original labels affixed en verso. No damage or conservation. Provenance: Cheekwood Museum and Sculpture Garden, Nashville TN.
Louisiana-born David Guyce LeDoux, known for painting abstract landscapes, studied at Louisiana College, University of Chattanooga, Louisiana State University, North Texas State University and Ohio State University. He fought in World War II as a naval aviator. He came to Murfreesboro, Tenn., in 1956 and taught drawing and painting at Middle Tennessee State University for 38 years, retiring in 1994. He was honored with a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship from Columbia University and traveled and studied widely in Europe. A prolific creator, LeDoux exhibited in New York, Louisiana, Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Illinois and Tennessee, and his work is held by Tennessee Arts Commission, Louisiana Arts Commission Galleries, Ohio State University Collection, and Hunter Museum of American Art.