Born in Ottawa, 1926 – 2006
Kenneth Lochhead was one of the famous REGINA FIVE, a group of Canadian abstract painters who achieved renown in 1961 for a landmark exhibition presented at the National Gallery of Canada that subsequently toured across the country.
Lochhead studied art at Queen's University, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (Philadelphia) and the Barnes Foundation (Merion, PA). In 1950, he was appointed Director of the School of Art, Regina College, University of Saskatchewan. While in Saskatchewan, he founded the Visiting Artist Workshops at Emma Lake, which helped connect Regina with the wider art world. Lochhead taught at the University of Manitoba 1964-73, York University 1973-74 and University of Ottawa from 1975 to 1989.
In the 1970s he reintroduced recognizable subject matter into paintings that nevertheless remained largely intuitive, colourist exercises.
Lochhead's contribution as an artist and educator was affirmed by several notable commissions and awards, including the Order of Canada in 1971 and a Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts in 2006. Major survey exhibitions of his paintings were organized by the Art Gallery of Windsor in 1977 and the MacKenzie Gallery in 2005.
Since 1953, Lochhead's varied works have been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions in both public and private galleries in Canada and abroad.
Text copied directly from Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media
Arts: Announcement of winners (http://news.gc.ca/cfmx/view/en/
index.jsp?articleid=201229&); and, The Canadian Encyclopedia (http://www.canadianencyclopedia.ca/index.cfm? PgNm=TCE&Params
|Kenneth Lochhead was one of the famous Regina Five, a nenowned group of Canadian abstract painters.|
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