The works of the late Kenneth Loeffler will be on display for the month of November at the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library. Mr. Loeffler was a Mason native and after graduating from the University of Texas, he joined his father, Milton Loeffler, to form Loeffler and Loeffler Insurance. Kenneth was also involved in real estate and tax preparation.
There isn’t a clue as to just when Kenneth discovered he could draw. Possibly his first drawing that survived the wastebasket was found glued inside the cover of a high school scrapbook. This sketch of his beloved chopped model A was drawn in blue ballpoint pen on the back of newspaper. This trend of using any medium handy continued throughout the years. Most of his pencil sketching was done from the mid-1950s to late’60s. He tried water color several times, using his children’s water color set plus white shoe polish. The permanent marker drawings were quite a challenge, and even he sometimes marveled at them.
His last pieces were those done in oil, the last sometime in the 1970s. After that he lost interest, possibly due to using his free time to follow his children’s high school activities. The only painting he ever did on request was a tree his son asked him to do in 1980. That painting is currently “on loan” to an equally talented granddaughter, who proudly displays it in her college apartment. Self-taught, Kenneth created art only for pleasure, and his works are treasured by his family.