The McMaster Museum of Art

    LOCHHEAD, Kenneth
    Date: Canadian, 1926 - 2006
    Kenneth Lochhead (1926 - 2006), has an international exhibition history that spans over fifty years. His work has been collected by major institutions across Canada, including the National Gallery of Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario, Vancouver Art Gallery, and the Musee des Beaux-Arts de Montreal to mention a few. In 1971 Lochhead made the Governor General's Honours List, and was awarded the Order of Canada in the same year. Lochhead has explored a gamut of styles, known most for his Post-Painterly Abstraction in the 1960's, and later moved to landscapes infused with romantic surrealism in the 1980's. His last decade saw bold and vibrant figures and landscapes. As one of the founders of the Emma Lake Artist's Workshop, Lochhead has a proven track record of innovation. In 1996 Lochhead became a member of the Royal Canadian Academy. In 2006, Lochhead was awarded the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts.

    1944 Summer Art School, Queens University, Kingston
    1945-48 Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
    1946-48 Barnes Foundation, Merion, PA

    Teaching
    Carleton University, Ottawa, 1950
    School of Art, University of Saskatchewan, Regina, 1950 –1964, Director
    School of Fine Arts, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, 1964 – 1973, Associate Professor
    Department of Visual Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, York University, Toronto, 1973 – 1974, Professor, 1974 – 1975, Acting Chair
    Department of Visual Arts, University of Ottawa, 1975 – 1989, Professor

    Awards
    Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Tuition Scholarships, 1946 – 1948
    Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Emlin Cresson Memorial Travelling Scholarship, 1948
    O’Keefe Art Awards Competition, Toronto, 1950, First Prize
    Winnipeg Art Gallery, Biennial, 1962, First Prize
    Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Annual Spring Exhibition, 1963, Jessie Dow Award
    Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Annual Spring Exhibition, 1964, Robinson Award
    Governor General’s Honours List, 1971
    Awarded Medal of the Order of Canada, 1971
    Canada Council Grant, 1971
    Member: Royal Canadian Academy, 1996
    Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts, 2006
    Committees
    Department of Public Works, Fine Arts Advisory Committee, 1972
    Wascana Center Authority, Regina, Chairman, Fine Arts Advisory Committee, 1975 – 1988
    City of Ottawa, Advisory Committee for the Ottawa Art Gallery, 1976 – 1977
    Ottawa National Capital Commission Art Advisory Committee, 1977 – 1980, member, 1981 – 1985, Chairman
    Art Gallery of Ontario, Board of Trustees, and 1979 – 1981
    Rideau Hall, Ottawa, Furnishings Committee, 1987 – 1989

    Chronology
    1926 Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    1944 Attended Summer Art School, Queens University
    1945 Enrolled at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A
    1946 Continued study at PAFA and also enrolled in Barnes Foundation, Merion, PA, U.S.A. Received tuition scholarships at PAFA for 1946, 1947 and 1948
    1948 Awarded the Emlin Cresson Memorial Travelling Scholarship in mural decoration for study and travel in England, Holland, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy and Switzerland.
    1949 Employed as a designer for international exhibits by the Canadian Exhibition
    1950 Commission, Department of Trade and Commerce, Ottawa
    1950 Introduced a studio course in drawing and painting at Carleton University
    Appointed Director, School of Art, University of Saskatchewan
    1955 Awarded Commission to execute mural decoration for the International Airport Terminal, Gander, Nfld.
    1958 Leave of absence from University of Saskatchewan for study in Italy, Austria, Germany, Holland, Belgium, and France.
    1961 Chairman of Symposium, Five Regina Artists, National Gallery of Canada
    1962 Painting Prize, Biennial Winnipeg Art Gallery
    1963 Jessie Dow Award, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Annual Spring Exhibition
    1964 Robinson Award for the top prize in the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 81ST Annual Spring Exhibition
    1964 Resigned as Director of School of Art, University of Saskatchewan, Regina
    Appointed Associate Professor, School of Fine Arts, University of Manitoba
    Included in Post-Painterly Abstraction, by Clement Greenberg, Los Angeles County Museum
    1966 Awarded commission to execute six banner-like hangings for the Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg, Manitoba
    1967 Awarded commission to execute two banners for the Pan-Am Swimming Pool Winnipeg, Manitoba
    1968 Awarded commission to execute banner design and fifteen copies for Winters College, York University, Toronto, ON
    Awarded commission to execute banner for the Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba
    Included in Canada 101 Edinburgh International Festival Exhibition
    1969 Conducted artist’s workshop at the Sunbury Shores Art and Nature Center, St Andrews, New Brunswick
    Awarded commission to execute design of Manitoba Centennial Stamp 1870 – 1910
    1970 Awarded commission to execute relief decoration for the Canadian Chancery, Warsaw, Poland
    Awarded commission to design two lithographs, Lithography Workshop, Nova Scotia College
    Awarded commission to execute mural decoration for the Bank of Montreal, Winnipeg, Manitoba
    1971 Awarded Medal of the Order of Canada (OC)
    Awarded commission to execute mural for the Department of External Affairs, Ottawa
    Judged West ’71 Exhibition, Edmonton Art Gallery
    Awarded Canada Council Grant
    Conducted artist’s workshop at the Sunbury Shores Art and Nature Center, St Andrews, N.B.
    1972 Appointed to the Fine Arts Advisory Committee, Department of Public Works, Government of Canada, Ottawa
    1973 Resigned from School of Art, University of Manitoba
    Appointed Professor in Painting, Department of Visual Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, York University, Toronto
    1974 Appointed Acting Chair, Department of Visual Arts, York University
    Elected to serve as trustee, Art Gallery of Ontario
    1975 Resigned from York University
    Appointed Prof. in Painting, Dept. of Visual Arts, University of Ottawa
    Appointed Chair, Fine Arts Advisory Committee, Wascana Center Authority, Regina, Sask. 1975 – 1988.
    1976 Member of Advisory Committee to the City of Ottawa for the building of a new Ottawa Art Gallery
    1977 Attended International Congress of Museums in Leningrad and Moscow, USSR
    Appointed Member of the National Capitol Commission Art Advisory Committee
    Advisory Committee to the City of Ottawa
    1978 Member of the National Capitol Commission Art Advisory Committee
    1979 Member of the Board of Trustees, AGO
    1980 Advisor to Algonquin College, Dept. of Visual Arts
    Member of the National Capitol Commission Art Advisory Committee
    Member of the Board of Trustees, AGO
    1981 Chairman Fine Arts Advisory Committee, Wascana Center Authority, Regina
    Member of the Board of Trustees AGO
    1982 Chairman Fine Arts Advisory Committee, Wascana Center Authority, Regina
    Chairman National Capitol Commission Art Advisory Committee
    1983 Chairman Fine Arts Advisory Committee, Wascana Center Authority, Regina
    1984 Chairman National Capitol Commission Art Advisory Committee
    Chairman Fine Arts Advisory Committee, Wascana Center Authority, Regina
    1985 Chairman Fine Arts Advisory Committee, Wascana Center Authority, Regina
    Chairman National Capitol Commission Art Advisory Committee
    Builds and establishes at Burnett, Quebec
    1986 Chairman Fine Arts Advisory Committee, Wascana Center Authority, Regina
    Chairman National Capitol Commission Art Advisory Committee
    1987 Member of Furnishings Committee, Rideau Hall, Ottawa, Canada
    Chairman Fine Arts Advisory Committee, Wascana Center Authority, Regina
    1988 Member of Furnishings Committee, Rideau Hall, Ottawa, Canada
    Chairman Fine Arts Advisory Committee, Wascana Center Authority, Regina

    Exhibitions
    1953 Annual Exhibition of Canadian Painting - National Gallery of Canada
    Progressive Painters of Western Canada - University of Manitoba
    Solo: Art Gallery, Regina College, University of Saskatchewan
    Solo: Robertson Art Gallery, Ottawa
    1954 5th Annual Exhibition - The Saskatchewan Arts Board
    1st Annual Artists of Regina Exhibition - Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery
    1955 Ten Artists of Saskatchewan - Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, Saskatchewan Society of Artists: Second Exhibition - Regina and Saskatoon
    1957 2nd Bicentennial of Canadian Art - National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
    Contemporary Canadian Painters - National Gallery of Canada, Touring Exhibit for circulation in Australia
    1958 Canadian Paintings for Canadian Art Gallery Pavilion, Brussels World Fair;
    Utrecht Central Museum; Groninger Museum; Fine Arts Museum, Mexico City,
    Mexico; Tunis, Africa.9th Annual Exhibition of the Saskatchewan Arts Board, Regina and Saskatoon
    1960 Win Hedore - Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery
    1961 The 4th Biennial Exhibition of Canadian Art. The National Gallery of Canada
    12th Annual Exhibition of Saskatchewan Art
    The May Show - Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina
    Five Painters from Regina - National Gallery of Canada, for circulation
    15th Annual Exhibition and Sale of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture -
    Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
    Solo: Saskatchewan House Summer Festival.
    1962 Contemporary Exhibition and Sale - Vancouver Art Gallery
    Winter Exhibition - Art Gallery of Hamilton
    The C.l.L. Art Collection of Paintings by Canadians
    13th Annual Exhibiton - The Saskatchewan Arts Board
    Canadian Paintings to Warsaw, Poland - National Gallery of Canada, circulating
    79th Annual Spring Show - Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Quebec
    5th Annual Exhibition and Sale of Works by Canadians
    National Council of Jewish Women of Canada Exhibition
    Painting at Stratford - Nine Prairie Province Painters
    1st Biennial Winnipeg Show - Winnipeg Art Gallery
    Webster College, St. Louis, USA
    Solo: The lsaacs Gallery, Toronto
    1963 Contemporary Canadian Painting and Sculpture - Rochester Memorial Art, Rochester New York
    14th Annual Exhibition - Saskatchewan Arts Board
    80th Spring Annual - Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Quebec
    6th Annual Exhibition and Sale of Canadian Paintings - the National
    Council of Jewish Women
    Invitational Exhibit of Saskatchewan Painting - Alberta College of Art, Calgary
    Aviva Chapter Hadassah Art Auction of Canadian Painting, Toronto. Painters from the East - Galerie Agnes Lefort, Montreal
    5th Biennial Exhibition of Canadian Painting, National Gallery of Canada
    Solo: Art Gallery, Regina College, University of Saskatchewan, Regina
    Solo: Robertson Art Gallery, Ottawa
    1964 8th Annual Exhibition of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. Ottawa and London Mendel Selects from the Mendel Collection - Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina
    Surrealism in Canadian Painting - The London Public Gallery and Art Museum
    7th Annual Exhibition and Sale of Canadian Painting - Ottawa Section of the
    National Council of Jewish Women
    81st Annual Spring Exhibition - Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal
    Post-Painterly Abstraction, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Walker Art Centre, The Art Gallery of Toronto. The Winnipeg Show, Winnipeg
    1965 Ten Canadian Artists - Carleton University, Ottawa
    University of Manitoba Staff Show - University Dafoe Library Gallery
    Brandon Allied Art Centre - 2nd Annual Carnival Show, Brandon.
    Yellow Door Art Gallery, Winnipeg
    Eleven Winnipeg Artists - MacLaren Advertising Co. Ltd, Toronto
    6th Biennial Exhibition of Canadian Painting - National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
    93rd Annual Exhibition of the Ontario Society of Artists - Art Gallery of Toronto
    Solo: The Lefort Galerie, Montreal
    Solo: The New Design Gallery, Vancouver
    Solo: MacIntosh Memorial Gallery, University of Western Ontario, London
    1966 University of Manitoba School of Art, Staff Show. University Dafoe Library
    2nd Annual MacLaren Aquisition Show, Winnipeg
    Spring Show: Prize Award Winners: 1908-1965 - Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
    The Tenth Annual Winnipeg Show - Winnipeg Art Gallery
    Solo: The Yellow Door Gallery, Winnipeg
    Solo: The Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Regina
    Solo: The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg
    1967 Canadian Art of Our Time - Eaton's Gallery, Winnipeg, Winnipeg Art Gallery Show Twenty Canadians - The Douglas Gallery, Vancouver
    Images for A Canadian Heritage - Vancouver Art Gallery
    Canadian Universities Centennial Exhibition of Drawings - University of Ottawa Tour
    Painting in Saskatchewan 1883-1950 - Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina
    and Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon
    Solo: The Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredricton
    Solo: Laing Galleries, Toronto
    1968 The Kingston Spring Exhibition of Art - Agnes Etherington Gallery, Kingston
    Canada 101 - Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland
    1969 The Canada Council Collection - National Gallery, circulation throughout Canada
    Solo: Gallerie Fore, Winnipeg
    1970 150 Years of Manitoba Art of the Manitoba Art Gallery -exhibited at the
    Manitoba Legislative Buildings, Winnipeg
    Solo: The University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge
    1971 Canadian Art Exhibition - arranged by the Art Gallery of Ontario for the Ringling Art Museum, Florida, USA
    Lithographs from the Lithographers' Workshop - Nova Scotia College of Art and Design for circulation by the National Gallery, Ottawa
    Solo: Dunkelman Gallery, Toronto
    Solo: Galerie Godard Lefort, Montreal
    1972 Artists Nations Exhibition - Moorhead State College, Moorhead, Minnesota
    Solo: Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg
    Solo: Gallery Ill, University of Manitoba, University of Alberta, University
    of Edmonton and Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia
    1973 Solo: Marlboro Godard Gallery, Toronto
    1974 Aspects of Canadian Painting - Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York
    Thirteen Artists from Marlboro Godard, Toronto and Montreal Marlboro Galleries, New York
    Twelve by Twelve - The Owens Art Gallery, Sackville
    Solo: Marlboro Godard Gallery, Toronto
    1975 Solo: Individual works shown at Marlboro Godard Gallery
    1976 Montreal and Toronto venues
    Ontario Now - a survey of contemporary art organized and
    circulated by the Art Gallery of Hamilton to Kitchener-Waterbo Art Gallery
    1987 Orinthologicaesthetics or Bird Talk. A One Man Exhibition of Enamels on
    Paper by Kenneth Lochhead - Robertson Galleries, Ottawa
    Solo: Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
    The Garden: Recent Oil Paintings by Kenneth Lochhead
    1988 Solo: Abstract Paintings 1962-1967 by Kenneth Lochhead -Dunlop Art
    Gallery, Regina
    Solo: A Garden of Delights by Kenneth Lochhead - Artscourt, Ottawa.
    1989 Beneath the Surface - Gallery 101, Ottawa
    The Flat Side of the Landscape - The Emma Lake Artists' Workshops Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon
    1991 Solo: Gardens In Time: Recent Oil Paintings by Kenneth Lochhead
    Robertson Galleries, Ottawa
    1992 The Crisis of Abstraction in Canada: The 1950s - National Gallery of Canada
    Touring Exhibition
    Solo: Garden in Time: Recent Oil Paintings by Kenneth Lochhead
    Gallery One, Toronto
    1993 The Urban Prairie - Mendel Art Gallery Touring Exhibition
    People and Places - Gallery 454, Winnipeg
    The Team - Gallery One, Toronto
    Recent Watercolours by Kenneth Lochhead - Robertson Ottawa
    1994 Hidden Values: Western Corporations Collect - Edmonton Art Gallery Dynamics of Abstraction - Art Gallery of Peterborough
    1995 The Spirit of the Cathedral - National Gallery of Canada and Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica of Ottawa
    Solo: Kenneth Lochhead: Recent Paintings - Karsh-Masson Gallery, City of Ottawa
    1996 Stored Secrets II: The vault on view – Winnipeg Art Gallery Corel Viva les arts – Council for the Arts in Ottawa
    1997 Solo: Ken Lochhead, Forest Interiors, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto
    Ken Lochhead, Forest Interiors, Minto Plaza Suite Hotel, Ottawa
    1999 Solo: Ken Lochhead, Summer Play, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto
    2000 Solo: Ken Lochhead, Fashiontide, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto
    2001 Solo: Ken Lochhead, Pot-Pourri, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto
    2002 Solo: Ken Locchead, Interior Light, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto
    2005 Solo: Kenneth Lochhead, Garden of Light, Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina
    2008 Solo: Ken Lochhead, The Later Landscapes, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto
    2010 Solo: Ken Lochhead, The Art of Sport, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto

    Public Collections
    Agnes Etherington Art Centre - Queen's University
    Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
    Art Gallery of Hamilton
    Art Gallery of Ontario
    Art Gallery of Peterborough
    Art Gallery of Windsor
    Beaverbrook Art Gallery
    Canada Council
    Canada Council Art Bank
    Canadian Museum of Civilization
    Carleton University Art Gallery
    City of Ottawa Art Collection
    Confederation Centre Art Gallery and Museum
    Dalhousie University
    Dunlop Art Gallery
    Edmonton Art Gallery
    Glenbow Museum
    Government of Canada – Dept. of Foreign Affairs & International Trade Transport Canada
    London Regional Art and Historical Museums
    McMaster Museum of Art
    Memorial University Art Gallery
    Mendel Art Gallery - Saskatoon Gallery and Conservatory Corporation
    Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
    National Aviation Museum
    National Gallery of Canada
    Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery - University of Regina
    Ottawa Art Gallery
    Ottawa City Archives
    Owens Art Gallery - Mount Allison University
    Province of Manitoba Collection
    Regional Municipality of Ottawa - Carleton
    Saskatchewan Arts Board
    Saskatoon Gallery and Conservatory Corporation
    State Art Collection, Canada
    University of Calgary
    University of Lethbridge Art Gallery
    University of New Brunswick
    University of Regina Library and Archives
    Vancouver Art Gallery
    Winnipeg Art Gallery
    York University Art Gallery
    Anglo America
    Bell Canada
    Bank of Nova Scotia
    Bank of Montreal
    Benson and Hedges Canada
    Botton Tremblay
    British Petroleum (BP) Canada
    Branalta Development
    Cadillac Fairview
    CARCA Development
    Ciba Geigy Limited
    CIL
    City Trust
    Coopers and Lybrand
    Dobell and Glassco
    Dofasco
    Dougfas Coape Amos, New York
    Esso Resources Limited
    Gowling and Henderson
    Guaranty Trust
    Gulf Canada
    Imperial Oil Company
    Imperial Tobacco Company
    Inco Canada Limited
    Halifax Insurance
    Irving Oil
    uriers and Binnington
    Unite
    Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club
    Xerox of Canada Limited

    Corporate Collections:
    Mercantile Bank
    Midland Walwyn
    Minto Place Suite Hotel
    Mobil Oil
    National Trust
    Nav Canada
    Northland
    Oshawa Group Limited
    Ottawa Senators Hockey Club
    Pan Canadian
    Peat Marwick
    PetroCanada
    Polystar Limited
    Royal Bank of Canada
    Scrivener's Engineering
    Shell Canada Collection
    Secal - Alcan Limited
    Standard Trust Company
    Sutton Place
    Swiss Bank
    Thorne Riddell
    Toronto-Dominion Bank
    Toronto Stock Exchange
    Tory, Tory, Deslauriers and Binnington
    Unitel
    Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club
    Xerox of Canada Limited

    Source: Courtesy of Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto