Lloyd Moylan

b. 1893 –St. Paul, MN
d. 1963 –Gallup, NM

Minneapolis Art Institute, MN
Art Students League, NYC, ca.1917-1919
Broadmoor Art Academy, Colorado Springs, CO (Instructor)
Broadmoor Art Academy, Vice President until 1931
Museum of Navajo Ceremonial Art (Wheelwright Museum), Santa Fe, NM
Curator (1937–?)

Museums, Murals, and Collections
Broadmoor Art Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
Penrose Public Library, Colorado Springs, CO
Art Institute of Chicago, IL (exhibited)
Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM
University of New Mexico Art Museum. Albuquerque, NM
Kirtland Air Force Base, Officer’s Club, Albuquerque, NM (Furniture, tinwork, paintings were missing after a fire)
McKinley County Courthouse, Gallup, NM 1938
Red Rock Museum (now part of the Courthouse Collection), Gallup, NM
Octavia Fellin Public Library, Gallup, NM
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC Federal Arts Project Murals
Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM The 12th Chapter of Ecclesiastes, 1936
New Mexico Highlands University, Rogers Hall, Las Vegas, NM
The Dissemination of Education in New Mexico, 1937
McKinley County Courthouse, Gallup NM
Allegory: History of New Mexico, 1942

Moylan moved to Santa Fe around 1931. By 1933 and in the depth of the Great Depression, Moylan was sharing his Alcalde, NM studio with D. Paul Jones, an artist friend from Broadmoor Art Academy who would also eventually be employed as a New Deal artist in the Federal Arts Projects. Moylan’s art is influenced by CÉzanne’s pyramidal compositions, which is especially evident in his paintings. His travel in Mexico where he saw the work of the great Mexican muralists influenced his vibrant use of color. These murals might have inspired him to take on large, complex projects. Moylan also created murals in the Colorado Springs area. After Moylan completed the McKinley County Courthouse mural he began work on murals in the newly completed Albuquerque Hilton hotel. The Moylan murals will be included in a major restoration project of this early high-rise hotel built in 1939. After completing the Hilton hotel mural, Moylan eventually returned to Gallup where he taught art at the Gallup High School. He remained in Gallup until his death in 1963.