KENNETH CAMPBELL LOCHHEAD
SPECIAL DAY, GATINEAU RIVER, 1995
oil on canvas
24 ins x 36 ins; 60 cms x 90 cms
In a “Globe & Mail” review of a 2005 Retrospective exhibition of the artist’s work at the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina, Robert Enright speaks of Lochhead’s ever-changing work as the painter underwent “…another transformation in the mid-nineties when he becomes a landscape painter. But it doesn’t matter what his subject is…you are always aware how good a painter he is, and how much the act of painting matters to him…Lochhead has always made painting because they made sense of where he was. He is the embodiment of Northrop Frye’s definition of what it is to be a Canadian.”
Lochhead was a founding member of the Regina Five group of painters and was named to the Order of Canada in 1971. The artist received the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts in 2006.
Robert Enright, “In the Garden of Lochhead”, “Globe & Mail”,
Wednesday, April 6, 2005, Review Section, page R3.
Acquired directly from the artist.
Private Collection, Gatineau, Quebec.