"Christmas in Connecticut "   Lot no. 2971

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By Robert E. Lougheed (1910-1982)

24.00" x 32.00"
Oil on Canvas
Signed Lower Left



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Robert E. Lougheed was born on a farm in Ontario, Canada, and from childhood on, his subjects were animals, all kinds of animals, but particularly horses.

   His first art training came through a correspondence course in commercial design which he worked at assiduously during the long Canadian winters. With this start, he got a job in the art department of an engraving and printing firm in Toronto; later he worked for the Toronto Star Weekly doing news illustrations.

   From there, Lougheed headed for New York, supported himself by doing cover paintings for the Pulp magazines and studied at the Art Students League under Frank Vincent DuMond.

   Lougheed then divided his time between illustrating for publishers such as True, The National Geographic, Reader’s Digest, and Brown & Bigelow, and painting for exhibitions and galleries. He regularly painted animals in their natural habitats, traveling north of the Arctic Circle, throughout Canada, Alaska and other parts of the United States to observe them.

   Lougheed was a member of the Animal Artists Society, the Salmagundi Club, the Cowboy Artists, and the National Academy of Western Art, where his art won many awards.