Evening in Pinion County

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Evening in Pinion County
Evening in Pinion County
Artist: Lougheed, RobertDate of Birth: 1910-1982
Medium: Oil on board
Dimensions: 12 x 24 inches
Signed: Signed lower left
Verso: Signed, titled and dated 1973 verso

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. Textures in the brush and green hills, a Lougheed hallmark, contrast with the smoothness of the rutted snow, provide the setting for Evening in Pinion Country. Through these textures, a cowboy, head bent in fatigue or against the cold—or both—brings his horse, a pack horse, and a mare and foal in for the night after a long day.