Lawrence “Larry” Franklin Altaffer III (1947-2020)

Lawrence “Larry” Franklin Altaffer III (1947-2020)
American Urologist & Impressionist painter ;
Lawrence Altaffer ; Larry Altaffer ; Lawrence F. Altaffer ; Lawrence Altaffer, III ; L.F. Altaffer ; L. F. Altaffer ; L. Franklin Altaffer ;
[Born January 7, 1947 in Richmond, VA – died August 6, 2020 in Paris, France]


FAD record control number: 68326 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;


Lawrence “Larry” Franklin Altaffer III (1947-2020) biography:

Birth: January 7, 1947 in Richmond, VA ;
Death: August 6, 2020 in Paris, France ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ; 
Capricorn ;

Known for: Impressionist-style landscapes ;
Medium: Oil ; pastels ; gouache ; watercolor ;
Technique: Painting ; drawing ;
Subjects: Landscape ;

Areas: Richmond, VA ; NC ; Paris, France ; Syria, VA ; Paris, France ;
Region: South ; Europe ;
Lived: Richmond, VA ; NC ; Paris, France ; “Doubleview”, Syria, Madison County, VA, summer home ; Paris, France, studio ;
Father: Lawrence Franklin Altaffer Jr (1925-2010), military man ;
Mother: Virginia Elizabeth (Sydnor) Altaffer (1925-2005) ;
Relatives: Betty (Altaffer) Lumpkin (?-?), sister ;
Spouse: Courtenay Norton Tayloe Altaffer (1947-), divorced 2001 ;
Children: Elizabeth (Altaffer) Fedowitz (1963-), daughter ; Anne Carrington (Altaffer) Asplin (1974-), daughter ; Lawrence Franklin Altaffer, IV (1981-), son ;

Training: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, president student body (1968-1969) ; University of Virginia Medical School, Charlottesville, VA, student (1971-1975) ; University of Oxford, Oxford, England ; Tulane University, New Orleans, LA ; John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD ; Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC ; The Art League, Alexandria, VA ;
Work: Navy, medical officer (1974-1984) ;


Member: St. Elmo Hall, fraternity brother, president (1969) ; T.I.L.K.A. Society, grand guru ; IMP Society, member ; Washington Society of Landscape Painters, Washington, DC ; Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, resident artist member (2002-2020) ;
Exhibited with: Oil Painters of America, New York, NY ; Arts For The Parks, Washington, DC ; Paint America ; Salon International ; Salon d’Automne, Paris, France ; Salmagundi Club, New York, NY ;
Awards: The Art League, Alexandria, VA, “Annual American Landscape Show”, Best in show (Risser award) for Taggart Lake, 2003 ;

Milestones: Listed in Who’s Who In American Art ;

Notes: proud Eagle Scout, a dirty joke teller, and lover of a good cigar and a cold bowl of ice cream, coffee, Claude Monet, Audrey Hepburn, luxury sport cars, good food, Ernest Hemingway, Mick Jagger, scouting, hunting for arrowheads and other artifacts, ascots, his mother’s spiced peaches and watermelon pickles, warm puppy bellies and velvety dog ears, Jack Nicholson, Emmy Lou Harris, Native American crafts and textiles, Burberry, Apple computers, reading biographies, Thomas Jefferson, the Big Bang Theory, bluegrass music, Martin guitars, watching and reading the news, Lord Baden Powell, a well-worn Brooks Brothers button-up shirt, comfortable slip-on shoes, American history, French culture, antique shopping, basset hounds, and the Appalachian mountains ;


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August 12, 2020

Last updated: August 12, 2020 at 20:03 pm

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