Friday, August 12, 2016

Robert Lougheed

[Canada] (b 1910/d 1982)

"Raised on a farm, Robert Lougheed developed a passion for drawing wildlife. At age 19, with extensive self-study and only one art course, Lougheed was offered an illustration job with the Toronto Star. Six years later, in 1935, his desire for a formal fine arts training brought him to New York. (...)  Lougheed was able to get to know and study with Frank Dumond at the Art Student's League and after leaving it , he enjoyed a successful career as an illustrator. He worked for many large circulation magazines, including Reader's Digest, Sports Afield, True, Argosy, and Collier's. Lougheed also developed images for commercial advertising, such as Mobil Oil's flying red horse. Balancing his commercial work to pay the bills, he devoted six months a year to fine art and travel. Lougheed was annually commissioned to paint the national field trial champion dog, and for 20 years, he spent two months each fall at the Bell Ranch in New Mexico, painting breeds of horses for National Geographic. He also traveled around the American West and Canada.." "He helped to form the National Academy of Western Art at the Phoenix Art Museum in Arizona. He also taught and mentored many of today's finest wilderness artists."


USA 1970 "Wildlife Conservation" (1) [Recess] Sc(1392)

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