Lougheed, Robert

Robert Lougheed loved to sketch as a child and, after some training, began his career as a newspaper illustrator. A meeting with John Clymer that turned into a lifelong friendship saw Lougheed head to New York, where he became part of illustration’s “Golden Age.” Lougheed moved to Westport, Connecticut, an artists’ magnet then, and began to concentrate on easel painting. Above all other subjects, he loved the American and Canadian West. His philosophy was simple: work from nature rather than photographs, and when all else fails, draw a horse.

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