Kenneth Campbell Lochhead
May 22, 1926
|Died||July 15, 2006 (aged 80)|
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
|Awards||Order of Canada|
Born in Ottawa, Ontario, he attended the Summer Art School at Queen's University in 1944. From 1945 to 1948, he attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. From 1946 to 1948, he studied at the Barnes Foundation near Philadelphia.
From 1950 to 1964, he was the director of the School of Art at the University of Saskatchewan – Regina Campus. Among his pupils there was Joan Rankin. From 1964 to 1973, he was an associate professor in the School of Fine Arts at the University of Manitoba. From 1973 to 1975, he was a professor in the Department of Visual Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts at York University. From 1975 to 1989, he was a professor in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Ottawa.
In 1961, he exhibited his paintings as part of the Regina Five at the National Gallery of Canada with Art McKay, Ron Bloore, Ted Godwin, and Doug Morton. Along with McKay, ne was included in Clement Greenberg'S 1964 Post-Painterly Abstraction exhibition.
In 1970, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada "for his contribution to the development of painting, especially in Western Canada, as an artist and teacher". In 2006, he was awarded the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts. He was made a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts
He died of colorectal cancer in Ottawa in 2006.
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- Order of Canada Website Archived 2007-03-11 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved August 2, 2006
- "Members since 1880". Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. Archived from the original on 26 May 2011. Retrieved 11 September 2013.
- "Kenneth Lochhead profile at the Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art". Retrieved February 10, 2006.
- Zepp, Norman (4 March 2015). "Kenneth Campbell Lochhead". The Canadian Encyclopedia (online ed.). Historica Canada.
- Kenneth Lochhead's official website
- University of Regina Archives and Special Collections. Ken Lochhead Fonds. https://www.uregina.ca/library/services/archives/collections/art-architecture/lockhhead.html