Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art of David City, Nebraska has partnered with the Lougheed Studio at Claggett/Rey Gallery to present a focused exhibition and catalog of the late Robert Lougheed (1910-1982). The bucolic exhibition Before Cowboys, Fields of the Heart runs May 23 through August 26, 2012, with an opening reception Saturday, May 26, 2012, 2-4pm.
Most well known today as a Western artist, this exhibition is unlike other retrospectives of Lougheed’s work because it looks at the artist and his work through the lens of agrarianism. Claggett/Rey Gallery, who have opened a Museum Gallery devoted to Lougheed’s life and work, are very pleased to draw attention to much of his work that is not traditionally western. This collection of Lougheed’s work embodies the great impressionist tradition of Frank Vincent DuMond as well as the aptitude for illustrative realism of Harold Von Schmidt. The plein air subjects range from Canadian winters, to the hot South and Southwest summers, Hawaiian fields, and French villages. For Lougheed, his time late in life painting quaint French villages most poignantly reminded him of his youth among the small towns and wildlife of Canada.
Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art has partnered with Claggett/Rey Gallery of Vail, Colorado and our statewide arts advocates. The Nebraska Arts Council, a state agency, has supported Bone Creek through its matching grants program funded by the Nebraska Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.
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