Loving earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Illinois in 1963 and an Master of Fine Arts from University of Michigan in 1965.
His work is known for geometric shapes and complicated color relationships. Within a year of moving to New York City, he received his first solo show at the Whitney Museum of American Artist He received National Endowment for the Arts fellowships in 1970, 1971, 1975, 1976, and 1985.
And a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1986.
Loving created large-scale commissioned public works, including a ceramic mural in one of Detroit"s People Mover stations and another in the David Adamany Library at Wayne State University. In 1996, he created a collage painting for the Sacramento Convention Center, and in 2001 he completed a large mosaic wall with 70 stained-glass windows for Brooklyn"s Broadway-East New York subway station.
Although he never matched the success of his first show, Loving exhibited steadily throughout his life in group and solo exhibitions at numerous venues, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Studio Museum in Harlem.
Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New New York
Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France. And PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Queens, New New York His work appears in many public collections including the Whitney, the Detroit Art Institute, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Artist
Married Wyn Cortes Riser, August 28, 1969. Children: Alvin III, Laurie, Alicia, Annual.