Kenneth Lochhead

1926 - 2006

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An early arts leader, Lochhead was invited to become director of the University of Saskatchewan School of Art at Regina College in 1950, when he was just 24 years old.

At the same time, he was asked to spearhead the creation of the Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery and, in 1955, Lochhead created the Emma Lake Professional Artists' Workshop. The acclaimed sessions drew both artists and influential art critics to Saskatchewan and helped propel local artists onto the national and international scene.

In 1961, the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa featured Lochhead and contemporaries Doug Morton, Art McKay, Ron Bloore and Ted Godwin in a show entitled Five Painters from Regina. The modern art exhibition put Regina on the map artistically and launched the artists, dubbed the Regina Five, into the visual arts spotlight.

Born:  Ottawa, Ontario, May 22, 1926
Died:  Ottawa, Ontario, July 15, 2006

Art Schools

1944          Summer Art School, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario.
1945-48    Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
1946-48    Barnes Foundation, Merion, PA


1950          Carleton University, Ottawa.
1950-64    Director - School of Arts, University of Saskatchewan, Regina.
1973-74    Professor - Department of Visual Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, York University, Toronto.
1975-89    Acting Chairman - Department of Visual Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, York University, Toronto.
                   School of Art, University of Saskatchewan. 
                   Initiated & taught Artists Workshop, Emma Lake, 1955
1964-73    School of Fine Art, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg


Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Tuition Scholarships, 1946, 1947, 1948.
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Emlin Cresson Memorial Travelling Scholarship, 1948.
O'Keefe Art Awards Competition, Toronto - first prize, 1950.
Canada Council Grant, for Travel in Europe, 1958.
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Biennial - first prize: painting, 1962.
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Annual Spring Exhibition - Jessie Dow Award,  1963
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Annual Spring Exhibition - Robinson Award,  1964.
Governor General's Honours List - Awarded Medal of the Order of Canada,  1971.
Canada Council Grant, 1971.
Member: Royal Canadian Academy,  1996.
Honorary Doctor of Law, University of Regina, 2001.
Golden Jubilee Medal, 2002.


1972              Department of Public Works: Fine Arts Advisory Committee.
1975-88        Wascana Centre Authority - Regina: Cairman, Fine Arts Advisory Committee.
1976-77        City of Ottawa: Advisory Committee for the Ottawa Art Gallery.
1977-80        Member - Ottawa National Capital Commission Art Advisory Committee.
1981-85        Chairman - Ottawa National Capital Commission Art Advisory Committee.
1979-81        Art Gallery of Ontario: Board of Trusties.
1987-89        Rideau Hall, Ottawa: Furnishings Committee.

Paintings in Public Collections

Agnes Etherington Art Centre – Queen’s University, Kingston
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Art Gallery of Hamilton
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax
Art Gallery of Peterborough
Art Gallery of Windsor
Band of Montreal, Mountain & McGregor Branch, Winnipeg
Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton
Canada Council, Ottawa
Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa
Canadian Chancery, Warsaw, Poland
Canadian Embassy, Oslo, Norway
Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull
Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa
Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg, Manitoba
City of Ottawa Art Collection
Confederation Centre Art Gallery & Museum, Charlottetown
Dalhousie University Art Gallery, Halifax
Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina
Edmonton Art Gallery
Gallery One One One – The University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
Gander International Airport, Gander, Newfoundland
Glenbow Museum, Calgary
Government of Canada – Department of Foreign Affairs
                                           – Transport Canada
Kenderdine Art Gallery, University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon
London Regional Art and Historical Museums, London, Ontario
MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina
Memorial University Art Gallery, St. Johns, Newfoundland
Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon
Montreal Museum of Fine Art
National Aviation Museum, Ottawa
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Nickle Arts Museum, University of Calgary
Ottawa Art Gallery
Ottawa City Archives
Owens Art Gallery – Mount Allison University, Sackville
Province of Manitoba Collection, Winnipeg
Regina Branch of Canadian Legion, Regina
Regional Municipality of Ottawa – Carleton
Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto
Saskatchewan Arts Board, Regina
Saskatchewan House, Regina

Solo Exhibitions

1953    Art Gallery, Regina College, University of Saskatchewan.
             Robertson Art Gallery, Ottawa.
1961    Saskatchewan House Summer Festival.
1962    The Isaacs Gallery, Toronto.
1963    Art Gallery, Regina College, university of Saskatchewan, Regina.
             Robertson Art gallery, Ottawa.
1965    The Lefort Galerie, Montreal.
             The New Design Gallery, Vancouver.
             McIntosh Memorial Gallery, University of Western Ontario, London, ON
1966    The Yellow Door Gallery, Winnipeg.
             The Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Regina.
             The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg.
1967    The Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton.
             Laing Galleries, Toronto.
1969    Galerie Fore, Winnipeg.
1970    The University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge.
1971    Dunkel Gallery, Toronto.
             Galerie Godard Lefort, Montreal.
1972    Gallery III, University of Manitoba, University of Alberta, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C.
1973    Marlboro Godard Gallery, Toronto.
1974    Marlboro Godard Gallery, Toronto.
1975    Individual works shown at Marlboro Godard Gallery, Toronto and Montreal.
1976    Individual works shown at Marlboro Godard Gallery, Toronto and Montreal.
1977    Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB
             Individual paintings displayed by Mira Godard Gallery, Montreal.
             Windsor Art Gallery, Windsor.
1978    Winnipeg Art gallery
             Regina Art Gallery
             Retrospective of  Works - Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto.
1979    Arboretum - Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto.
1980    Foothills: New Paintings and Watercolors by Kenneth Lochhead, Mira Goddard Gallery, Calgary.
             Ottawa Pastels by Kenneth Lochhead - Robertson Galleries, Ottawa.
1982    Arboretum II - Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto.
1983    Watercolours and Enamels on Paper - Susan Whitney gallery, Regina.
             Three Seasons Paintings by Kenneth Lochhead - Robertson Galleries, Ottawa
1987    The Garden: Recent Oil Paintings by Kenneth Lochhead - Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto.
1988    Abstract Paintings 1962 - 1967 by Kenneth Lochhead - Mira Godard Gallery,     Toronto.
             A Garden of Delights by Kenneth Lochhead - Arts Court, Ottawa, ON
1991    Gardens In Time: Recent Oil Paintings by Kenneth Lochhead - Robertson Galleries, Ottawa.
1992    Gardens In Time: Recent Oil Paintings by Kenneth Lochhead - gallery One, Toronto.
1993    People and Places - Gallery 454, Winnipeg. The Team - Gallery One, Toronto, ON
             Recent Watercolors by Kenneth Lochhead - Robertson Galleries, Ottawa.
1995    Kenneth Lochhead: Recent Paintings - Karsh-Masson Gallery, Ottawa
1997    Ken Lochhead: Forest Interiors - Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto.
1999    Summer Play - Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON
1999    Energyscapes - Winchester Galleries, Victoria, BC
2000    Fashiontide - Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON
2001    Pot-Pourri - Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON
2002    Interior Light - Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON
2004    On & Off The Hill A selection of portraits by Kenneth Lochhead, The Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON
2005    Garden of Light. 1948 to 2002, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK (catalogue)
2005     Artist Unbound; Works on Paper by Kenneth Lochhead, 1955-1993 - Carleton University Art Gallery.(catalogue)
2005    Kenneth Lochhead - The Gallery / Art Placement Inc., Saskatoon. 
2005    The Love of the Farm (Farm Flora) - Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa.
2008    Ken Lochhead: The Later Landscapes - Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto.
2008    Ken Lochhead: A Celebration of Colour - The Ottawa Art Gallery, Rental and Sales Service.  
2010    Ken Lochhead: The Art of Sport - Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto.
2015    Kenneth Lochhead: Colour Spaces - Wallace Galleries, Calgary. 

Group and Public Exhibitions

1953    Annual Exhibition of Canadian Painting - National Gallery of Canada.
             Progressive Painters of Western Canada - University of Manitoba.
1954    5th Annual Exhibition - the Saskatchewan Arts Board.
             1st Annual Artists of Regina Exhibition - Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, MB
1955    Ten Artist 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, ON
             Contemporary Canadian Painters - National Gallery of Canada, Touring Exhibition.
1958    Canadian Paintings for Canadian Art gallery Pavilion, Brussels World Fair:  Utrecht Central Museum: Groningen Museum: Fine Arts Museum, Mexico City, Mexico: Tunis, Tunisia.
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.
1962    Contemporary Exhibition and Sale - Vancouver Art Gallery.
             Winter Exhibition -Art Gallery of Hamilton.
             The C.I.L.  Art Collection of Paintings by Canadians.
             13th Annual Exhibition - The Saskatchewan Arts Board.
             Canadian paintings to Warsaw, Poland. - Nation al Gallery of Canada, circulating
             79th 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. Louise, USA.
1963    Contemporary Canadian Painting and Sculpture - Rochester Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, New York, USA.
1963    14h 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 Paintings - Alberta College of Art, Calgary.
             Aviva Chapter Hadassah Art Auction of Canadian Painting, National; Gallery of     Canada.
             8th Annual Exhibition of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. Ottawa and London, Ontario.
             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 Country 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 Cattery of Toronto.
1966    University of Manitoba School of Art, Staff Show. university Dafoe Library
             2nd Annual MacLaren Acquisition Show, Winnipeg
             Spring Show: Prize Award Winner: 1908-1965  Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
             The tenth Annual Winnipeg Show - Winnipeg Art Gallery.
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.
1968    The Kingston Spring Exhibition of Art - Agnes Etherington Gallery, Kingston.
             Canada 101 - Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland.
1969    The Canadian Council Collection - National Gallery, circulation throughout Canada.
1970    150 Years of Manitoba Art Gallery - exhibited at the Manitoba Legislative Building, Winnipeg.
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 & Design for circulation by the National Gallery, Ottawa.
1972    Artists Nations Exhibition - Moorhead State College, Moorhead, Minnesota, USA
1974    Aspects of Canadian Painting - Albright Knox gallery, Buffalo, New York.
             Thirteen Artists from Marlboro Godard, Toronto, and Montreal - Marlboro Galleries, New York.
1977    Ontario Now - a survey of contemporary art organized and circulated by the Art     Gallery of Hamilton to Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery.
             Abstraction West: Emma Lake and After - an exhibition of the National Gallery of Canada, organized by Terry Fenton, Director, Edmonton Art Gallery.               Circulated to Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon:  Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton;  Nova     Scotia Museum of Fine Arts, Halifax;  Musee d'art Contemporain, Montreal; the Art Gallery of Windsor.
             Olympic Poster Commission - Art Gallery of Ontario.
             Saskatchewan Artists - Saskatchewan Arts Centre, Saskatoon.
1978    Regina '5': Group Exhibition - University of Western Ontario, London.
1989    Beneath the Surface - gallery 101, Ottawa.
             The Flat Side of the Landscape - The Emma Lake Artists' Workshop -  Mendel Art     Gallery, Saskatoon.
1992    The Crisis of Abstraction in Canada: The 1950s - National Gallery of Canada Touring Exhibition.
1993    The Urban Prairie - Mendel Art Gallery Touring Exhibition.
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
1996    Stored Secrets II: The vault on View - Winnipeg Art Gallery.
             COREL Viva! les arts - Council for the Arts in Ottawa.
1997    Tableau - The Beaverbrook Art Gallery
1998    A Fleur de l'art  - Galerie Montcalm, La galerie d'art de la Ville de Hull.     (catalogue)
1998    Three Man Show Walter Drohan, Ted Godwin, Kenneth Lochhead, Wallace     Galleries, Calgary, AB
1998    Saskatchewan Perspective - MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK (newsletter)
1998    13th Annual Elmwood Art Fair - Elmwood School. (catalogue)
1999    Then and Now, the Regina Five. Wallace Galleries, Calgary, AB
1999    The People's Choice, The Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, SK
1999    Saskatchewan Perspective: An Exhibition Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the 1999    Saskatchewan Arts Board, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK
1999    Making It New! (The Big Sixties Show), Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, ON    (catalogue)
1999    Levis Fine Art Auctions and Appraisals, A Division of Artbank, Inc.
1999    Paraphernalia -Silent Auction, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON
1999    2nd Annual 'Swing into Spring' Benefit and Silent Auction, Ottawa International     Jazz Festival, Ottawa, ON
1999    A Critical Retrospective and Regina Five Selections from Glenbow's Art     Collection, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB
1999    Discernment Recent Acquisitions from the Permanent Collection, Ottawa Art     Gallery, Ottawa, ON
2000    Lochhead and Lobchuk, Recent Work, The Art Collectors Club, Winnipeg, MB
2000    Arts 2000 - A Celebration of visual arts produced by the Royal Canadian
2000    Academy of Arts, The Gallery Stratford, Stratford, ON (catalogue)
2000    Ottawa On Display, The Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON
2000    The Great Canadian Painting Exhibition 2000, The Art Collectors Club, Winnipeg, MB
2000    Around The Regina Five Recent Acquisitions, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK  
2001    Ottawa Valley Visual Artists' League, Karsh-Masson Gallery, Ottawa, ON
2001    Images of Music; A Visual Art Exhibition, Heritage Building, Ottawa, ON
2001    Small Paintings, The Ottawa Art Gallery, Art Rental and Sales, Ottawa, ON
2001    Opening of Windsor's New Art Gallery, Windsor Art Gallery, Windsor, ON
2001    Drawn from the Vault, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK
2002    A Collection is Only Human III, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON
2002    Kenneth Lochhead, Tyrone T. Eyre, Kenneth Wallace, Wallace Galleries, Calgary, AB
2002    Cabaret Escape! Kenderdine Gallery, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK
2002    Banned in Canada. Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB 
2003    Progressions Celebrating Our First Decade - The Ottawa Art Gallery, Art Rental     and Sales, Ottawa, ON
2003    View Finders Celebrating 50 years of Collecting, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK
2003    Soundtracks, Travelling Exhibition, The Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2006    Baden, Beauchemin, Frenkel, Gale, Lochhead, Maggs, Wintonick - The Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts 2006 - Canada Council for the Arts / National Gallery of Canada. (catalogue) 
2006    Stump Speech - Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax. 
2006    Light my Fire, Convention and Invention in the Sixties - Museum London, London, Ont. (catalogue)

2007    Rare and Select Works: Ted Godwin and Ken Lochhead- Wallace Galleries, Calgary. 
2007    The Regina Five Plus - MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina.

2008    Arena: The Art of Hockey - Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax. (catalogue) 
2008    Evidence: The Ottawa City Project - The Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa. (catalogue) 
2008    Spring Forward - Wallace Galleries, Calgary. 
2008    Big Canvas Show - Wallace Galleries, Calgary.  
2008    The Regina Five Revisited - Wallace Galleries, Calgary. 
2008    Docents' Choice: Canadian Acquisitions from the Past 20 Years - Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, N.B.
2008    Get Smart for Art - The Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa. (catalogue) 
2008    Later Alligator - Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, N.B.
2009    CODE Screen 2010 - Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad, digital edition.
2009    Regina Five: A Memorial Exhibition in Honour of Ron Bloore - Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto.
2011    Dreaming in Colour / Rêver en couleurs - Art Rental and Sales, The Ottawa Art Gallery.
2011    Ted Godwin and Kenneth Lochhead. Works on Paper: The Regina Years and beyond. Wallace Galleries, Calgary.
2011    Five Alive: Historic works from the Regina Five - Nouveau Gallery, Regina.
2011    The Regina Five: 50 Years Later - MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina.
2011    The 2011 Provincial and Territorial Confederation Boulevard Banners - Canada Council Art Bank and National Capital Commission, Ottawa.
2012    Happy New Year - Wallace Galleries, Calgary.
2012    Lights Out! Canadian Painting from the 1960's - Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver. 
~~2012    CANADA ON CANVAS (organized by the Winnipeg Art Gallery, 2010-2015)
2012    Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB
2013    Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery, Sarnia, ON
2013    Varley Art Gallery, Markham, ON
2015    Woodstock Art Gallery, Woodstock, ON
2015    Abstraction in Canada, the 1950s and 60s, Nickle Arts Museum, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
2016    A New Look: 1960s and 70s Abstract Painting at the AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario,  Toronto, ON


1955    Mural Decorations for the Regina Branch of the Canadian Legion, SK.
1958    Mural decoration for the International Airport Terminal, Gander, Nfld.
1966    Six Banners for the Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg, MB
1967    Two Banners for the PanAm Swimming Pool, Winnipeg, MB
             Mural for Winters College, York University, Toronto, Ont.
1968    Banner for Winters College, York University, Toronto, Ont.
             Banner for the faculty of Architecture, University, Toronto, Ont.
1969    Design of the Manitoba Centennial Stamp, 1870-1970
1970    Relief Decoration for the Canadian Chacery, Warsaw, Poland.
             Mural decoration for the Bank of Montreal, Winnipeg, MB
             Two Lithographs for the Nova Scotia College of Art, Lithography Workshop, Halifax.
1989    Mural Decoration for Minto Place Suite Hotel, Ottawa, Ont.
1994    Happies: Paintings for Dovercourt and McKeller Park wading pools, Ottawa, Ont.


Kenneth Lochhead

1926 - 2006
Price range: $4500-$50,000