Artist Information

Kenneth Lochhead
1926 - 2006

Price range: $4500-$50,000

An early arts leader, Lochhead was invited to become director of the University of Saskatchewan School of Art at Regina College in 1950, when he was just 24 years old.

At the same time, he was asked to spearhead the creation of the Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery and, in 1955, Lochhead created the Emma Lake Professional Artists’ Workshop. The acclaimed sessions drew both artists and influential art critics to Saskatchewan and helped propel local artists onto the national and international scene.

In 1961, the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa featured Lochhead and contemporaries Doug Morton, Art McKay, Ron Bloore and Ted Godwin in a show entitled Five Painters from Regina. The modern art exhibition put Regina on the map artistically and launched the artists, dubbed the Regina Five, into the visual arts spotlight.

Born: Ottawa, Ontario, May 22, 1926
Died: Ottawa, Ontario, July 15, 2006

Born: Ottawa, Ontario, May 22, 1926

Died: Ottawa, Ontario, July 15, 2006

Art Schools:

1944 Summer Art School, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario.

1945-48 Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

1946-48 Barnes Foundation, Merion, PA


1950 Carleton University, Ottawa.

1950-64 Director - School of Arts, University of Saskatchewan, Regina.

1973-74 Professor - Department of Visual Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, York University, Toronto.

1975-89 Acting Chairman - Department of Visual Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, York University, Toronto.

School of Art, University of Saskatchewan.

Initiated & taught Artists Workshop, Emma Lake, 1955

1964-73 School of Fine Art, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg,


Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Tuition Scholarships, 1946, 1947, 1948.

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Emlin Cresson Memorial Travelling Scholarship, 1948.

O’Keefe Art Awards Competition, Toronto - first prize, 1950.

Canada Council Grant, for Travel in Europe, 1958.

Winnipeg Art Gallery, Biennial - first prize: painting, 1962.

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Annual Spring Exhibition - Jessie Dow Award, 1963

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Annual Spring Exhibition - Robinson Award, 1964.

Governor General’s Honours List - Awarded Medal of the Order of Canada, 1971.

Canada Council Grant, 1971.

Member: Royal Canadian Academy, 1996.

Honorary Doctor of Law, University of Regina, 2001.

Golden Jubilee Medal, 2002.


1972 Department of Public Works: Fine Arts Advisory Committee.

1975-88 Wascana Centre Authority - Regina: Cairman, Fine Arts Advisory Committee.

1976-77 City of Ottawa: Advisory Committee for the Ottawa Art Gallery.

1977-80 Member - Ottawa National Capital Commission Art Advisory Committee.

1981-85 Chairman - Ottawa National Capital Commission Art Advisory Committee.

1979-81 Art Gallery of Ontario: Board of Trusties.

1987-89 Rideau Hall, Ottawa: Furnishings Committee.

Paintings in Public Collections:

Agnes Etherington Art Centre – Queen’s University, Kingston

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Art Gallery of Hamilton

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax

Art Gallery of Peterborough

Art Gallery of Windsor

Band of Montreal, Mountain & McGregor Branch, Winnipeg

Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton

Canada Council, Ottawa

Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa

Canadian Chancery, Warsaw, Poland

Canadian Embassy, Oslo, Norway

Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull

Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa

Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg, Manitoba

City of Ottawa Art Collection

Confederation Centre Art Gallery & Museum, Charlottetown

Dalhousie University Art Gallery, Halifax

Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina

Edmonton Art Gallery

Gallery One One One – The University of Manitoba, Winnipeg

Gander International Airport, Gander, Newfoundland

Glenbow Museum, Calgary

Government of Canada – Department of Foreign Affairs

– Transport Canada

Kenderdine Art Gallery, University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon

London Regional Art and Historical Museums, London, Ontario

MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina

Memorial University Art Gallery, St. Johns, Newfoundland

Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon

Montreal Museum of Fine Art

National Aviation Museum, Ottawa

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

Nickle Arts Museum, University of Calgary

Ottawa Art Gallery

Ottawa City Archives

Owens Art Gallery – Mount Allison University, Sackville

Province of Manitoba Collection, Winnipeg

Regina Branch of Canadian Legion, Regina

Regional Municipality of Ottawa – Carleton

Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto

Saskatchewan Arts Board, Regina

Saskatchewan House, Regina

Solo Exhibitions:

1953 Art Gallery, Regina College, University of Saskatchewan.

Robertson Art Gallery, Ottawa.

1961 Saskatchewan House Summer Festival.

1962 The Isaacs Gallery, Toronto.

1963 Art Gallery, Regina College, university of Saskatchewan, Regina.

Robertson Art gallery, Ottawa.

1965 The Lefort Galerie, Montreal.

The New Design Gallery, Vancouver.

McIntosh Memorial Gallery, University of Western Ontario, London, ON

1966 The Yellow Door Gallery, Winnipeg.

The Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Regina.

The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg.

1967 The Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton.

Laing Galleries, Toronto.

1969 Galerie Fore, Winnipeg.

1970 The University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge.

1971 Dunkel Gallery, Toronto.

Galerie Godard Lefort, Montreal.

1972 Gallery III, University of Manitoba, University of Alberta, Simon Fraser

University, Burnaby, B.C.

1973 Marlboro Godard Gallery, Toronto.

1974 Marlboro Godard Gallery, Toronto.

1975 Individual works shown at Marlboro Godard Gallery, Toronto and Montreal.

1976 Individual works shown at Marlboro Godard Gallery, Toronto and Montreal.

1977 Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB

Individual paintings displayed by Mira Godard Gallery, Montreal.

Windsor Art Gallery, Windsor.

1978 Winnipeg Art gallery

Regina Art Gallery

Retrospective of Works - Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto.

1979 Arboretum - Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto.

1980 Foothills: New Paintings and Watercolors by Kenneth Lochhead, Mira Goddard

Gallery, Calgary.

Ottawa Pastels by Kenneth Lochhead - Robertson Galleries, Ottawa.

1982 Arboretum II - Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto.

1983 Watercolours and Enamels on Paper - Susan Whitney gallery, Regina.

Three Seasons Paintings by Kenneth Lochhead - Robertson Galleries, Ottawa

1987 The Garden: Recent Oil Paintings by Kenneth Lochhead - Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto.

1988 Abstract Paintings 1962 - 1967 by Kenneth Lochhead - Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto.

A Garden of Delights by Kenneth Lochhead - Arts Court, Ottawa, ON

1991 Gardens In Time: Recent Oil Paintings by Kenneth Lochhead - Robertson Galleries, Ottawa.

1992 Gardens In Time: Recent Oil Paintings by Kenneth Lochhead - gallery One, Toronto.

1993 People and Places - Gallery 454, Winnipeg. The Team - Gallery One, Toronto, ON

Recent Watercolors by Kenneth Lochhead - Robertson Galleries, Ottawa.

1995 Kenneth Lochhead: Recent Paintings - Karsh-Masson Gallery, Ottawa

1997 Ken Lochhead: Forest Interiors - Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto.

1999 Summer Play - Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON

1999 Energyscapes - Winchester Galleries, Victoria, BC

2000 Fashiontide - Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON

2001 Pot-Pourri - Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON

2002 Interior Light - Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON

2004 On & Off The Hill A selection of portraits by Kenneth Lochhead, The Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON

2005 Garden of Light. 1948 to 2002, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK (catalogue)

2005 Artist Unbound; Works on Paper by Kenneth Lochhead, 1955-1993 - Carleton University Art Gallery.(catalogue)

2005 Kenneth Lochhead - The Gallery / Art Placement Inc., Saskatoon.

2005 The Love of the Farm (Farm Flora) - Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa.

2008 Ken Lochhead: The Later Landscapes - Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto.

2008 Ken Lochhead: A Celebration of Colour - The Ottawa Art Gallery, Rental and Sales Service.

2010 Ken Lochhead: The Art of Sport - Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto.

2015 Kenneth Lochhead: Colour Spaces - Wallace Galleries, Calgary.

Group and Pubic Exhibitions:

1953 Annual Exhibition of Canadian Painting - National Gallery of Canada.

Progressive Painters of Western Canada - University of Manitoba.

1954 5th Annual Exhibition - the Saskatchewan Arts Board.

1st Annual Artists of Regina Exhibition - Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, MB

1955 Ten Artist of Saskatchewan - Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery.

Saskatchewan Society of Artists: Second Exhibition - Regina and Saskatoon.

1957 2nd Bicentennial of Canadian Art - National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON

Contemporary Canadian Painters - National Gallery of Canada, Touring Exhibition.

1958 Canadian Paintings for Canadian Art gallery Pavilion, Brussels World Fair: Utrecht Central Museum: Groningen Museum: Fine Arts Museum, Mexico City, Mexico: Tunis, Tunisia.

1960 Win Hedore - Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery.

1961 The 4th Biennial Exhibition of Canadian Art - The National Gallery of Canada.

12th Annual Exhibition of Saskatchewan Art.

The May Show - Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina

Five Painters from Regina - National Gallery of Canada, for circulation.

15th Annual Exhibition and Sale of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture - Art Gallery of Ontario Toronto.

1962 Contemporary Exhibition and Sale - Vancouver Art Gallery.

Winter Exhibition -Art Gallery of Hamilton.

The C.I.L. Art Collection of Paintings by Canadians.

13th Annual Exhibition - The Saskatchewan Arts Board.

Canadian paintings to Warsaw, Poland. - Nation al Gallery of Canada, circulating

79th Annual Exhibition and Sale of Works by Canadians

National Council of Jewish Women of Canada Exhibition.

Painting at Stratford - Nine Prairie province Painters.

1st Biennial Winnipeg Show - Winnipeg Art Gallery.

Webster College, St. Louise, USA.

1963 Contemporary Canadian Painting and Sculpture - Rochester Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, New York, USA.

1963 14h Annual Exhibition - Saskatchewan Arts Board.

80th Spring Annual - Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Quebec.

6th Annual Exhibition and Sale of Canadian Paintings - The National Council of Jewish Women.

Invitational Exhibit of Saskatchewan Paintings - Alberta College of Art, Calgary.

Aviva Chapter Hadassah Art Auction of Canadian Painting, National; Gallery of Canada.

8th Annual Exhibition of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. Ottawa and London, Ontario.

Mendel Selects from the Mendel Collection - Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina.

Surrealism in Canadian Painting - The London Public Gallery and Art Museum.

7th Annual Exhibition and Sale of Canadian Painting - Ottawa Section of the National Council of Jewish Women.

81st Annual Spring Exhibition - Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal.

Post-Painterly Abstraction, Los Angeles Country Museum of Art, The Walker Art Centre, The Art Gallery of Toronto.

The Winnipeg Show - Winnipeg.

1965 Ten Canadian Artists - Carleton University, Ottawa.

University of Manitoba Staff Show - University Dafoe Library Gallery.

Brandon Allied Art Centre - 2nd Annual Carnival Show, Brandon.

Yellow Door Art Gallery, Winnipeg.

Eleven Winnipeg Artists - MacLaren Advertising Co. Ltd., Toronto.

6th Biennial Exhibition of Canadian Painting - National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.

93rd Annual Exhibition of the Ontario Society of Artists - Art Cattery of Toronto.

1966 University of Manitoba School of Art, Staff Show. university Dafoe Library

2nd Annual MacLaren Acquisition Show, Winnipeg

Spring Show: Prize Award Winner: 1908-1965 Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

The tenth Annual Winnipeg Show - Winnipeg Art Gallery.

1967 Canadian Art of Our Time - Eaton’s Gallery, Winnipeg.

Winnipeg Art Gallery Show

Twenty Canadians - The Douglas Gallery, Vancouver.

Images for A Canadian Heritage - Vancouver Art Gallery.

Canadian Universities Centennial Exhibition of Drawings - University of Ottawa Tour.

Painting in Saskatchewan 1883-1950 - Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina and Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon.

1968 The Kingston Spring Exhibition of Art - Agnes Etherington Gallery, Kingston.

Canada 101 - Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland.

1969 The Canadian Council Collection - National Gallery, circulation throughout Canada.

1970 150 Years of Manitoba Art Gallery - exhibited at the Manitoba Legislative Building, Winnipeg.

1971 Canadian Art Exhibition - arranged by the Art Gallery of Ontario for the Ringling Art Museum, Florida, USA.

Lithographs from the Lithographers’ Workshop - Nova Scotia College of Art & Design for circulation by the National Gallery, Ottawa.

1972 Artists Nations Exhibition - Moorhead State College, Moorhead, Minnesota, USA

1974 Aspects of Canadian Painting - Albright Knox gallery, Buffalo, New York.

Thirteen Artists from Marlboro Godard, Toronto, and Montreal - Marlboro Galleries, New York.

1977 Ontario Now - a survey of contemporary art organized and circulated by the Art Gallery of Hamilton to Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery.

Abstraction West: Emma Lake and After - an exhibition of the National Gallery of Canada, organized by Terry Fenton, Director, Edmonton Art Gallery. Circulated to Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon: Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton; Nova Scotia Museum of Fine Arts, Halifax; Musee d’art Contemporain, Montreal; the Art Gallery of Windsor.

Olympic Poster Commission - Art Gallery of Ontario.

Saskatchewan Artists - Saskatchewan Arts Centre, Saskatoon.

1978 Regina ‘5’: Group Exhibition - University of Western Ontario, London.

1989 Beneath the Surface - gallery 101, Ottawa.

The Flat Side of the Landscape - The Emma Lake Artists’ Workshop - Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon.

1992 The Crisis of Abstraction in Canada: The 1950s - National Gallery of Canada Touring Exhibition.

1993 The Urban Prairie - Mendel Art Gallery Touring Exhibition.

1994 Hidden Values: Western Corporations Collect - Edmonton Art Gallery

Dynamics of Abstraction - Art gallery of Peterborough

1995 The Spirit of the Cathedral - National Gallery of Canada and Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica of Ottawa

1996 Stored Secrets II: The vault on View - Winnipeg Art Gallery.

COREL Viva! les arts - Council for the Arts in Ottawa.

1997 Tableau - The Beaverbrook Art Gallery

1998 A Fleur de l’art - Galerie Montcalm, La galerie d’art de la Ville de Hull. (catalogue)

1998 Three Man Show Walter Drohan, Ted Godwin, Kenneth Lochhead, Wallace Galleries, Calgary, AB

1998 Saskatchewan Perspective - MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK (newsletter)

1998 13th Annual Elmwood Art Fair - Elmwood School. (catalogue)

1999 Then and Now, the Regina Five. Wallace Galleries, Calgary, AB

1999 The People’s Choice, The Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, SK

1999 Saskatchewan Perspective: An Exhibition Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the 1999 Saskatchewan Arts Board, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK

1999 Making It New! (The Big Sixties Show), Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, ON (catalogue)

1999 Levis Fine Art Auctions and Appraisals, A Division of Artbank, Inc.

1999 Paraphernalia -Silent Auction, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON

1999 2nd Annual ‘Swing into Spring’ Benefit and Silent Auction, Ottawa International Jazz Festival, Ottawa, ON

1999 A Critical Retrospective and Regina Five Selections from Glenbow’s Art Collection, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB

1999 Discernment Recent Acquisitions from the Permanent Collection, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON

2000 Lochhead and Lobchuk, Recent Work, The Art Collectors Club, Winnipeg, MB

2000 Arts 2000 - A Celebration of visual arts produced by the Royal Canadian

2000 Academy of Arts, The Gallery Stratford, Stratford, ON (catalogue)

2000 Ottawa On Display, The Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON

2000 The Great Canadian Painting Exhibition 2000, The Art Collectors Club, Winnipeg, MB

2000 Around The Regina Five Recent Acquisitions, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK

2001 Ottawa Valley Visual Artists’ League, Karsh-Masson Gallery, Ottawa, ON

2001 Images of Music; A Visual Art Exhibition, Heritage Building, Ottawa, ON

2001 Small Paintings, The Ottawa Art Gallery, Art Rental and Sales, Ottawa, ON

2001 Opening of Windsor’s New Art Gallery, Windsor Art Gallery, Windsor, ON

2001 Drawn from the Vault, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK

2002 A Collection is Only Human III, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON

2002 Kenneth Lochhead, Tyrone T. Eyre, Kenneth Wallace, Wallace Galleries, Calgary, AB

2002 Cabaret Escape! Kenderdine Gallery, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK

2002 Banned in Canada. Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB

2003 Progressions Celebrating Our First Decade - The Ottawa Art Gallery, Art Rental and Sales, Ottawa, ON

2003 View Finders Celebrating 50 years of Collecting, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK

2003 Soundtracks, Travelling Exhibition, The Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB

2006 Baden, Beauchemin, Frenkel, Gale, Lochhead, Maggs, Wintonick - The Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts 2006 - Canada Council for the Arts / National Gallery of Canada. (catalogue)

2006 Stump Speech - Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax.

2006 Light my Fire, Convention and Invention in the Sixties - Museum London, London, ON. (catalogue)

2007 Rare and Select Works: Ted Godwin and Ken Lochhead- Wallace Galleries, Calgary.

2007 The Regina Five Plus - MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina.

2008 Arena: The Art of Hockey - Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax. (catalogue)

2008 Evidence: The Ottawa City Project - The Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa. (catalogue)

2008 Spring Forward - Wallace Galleries, Calgary.

2008 Big Canvas Show - Wallace Galleries, Calgary.

2008 The Regina Five Revisited - Wallace Galleries, Calgary.

2008 Docents’ Choice: Canadian Acquisitions from the Past 20 Years - Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, N.B.

2008 Get Smart for Art - The Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa. (catalogue)

2008 Later Alligator - Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, N.B.

2009 CODE Screen 2010 - Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad, digital edition.

2009 Regina Five: A Memorial Exhibition in Honour of Ron Bloore - Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto.

2011 Dreaming in Colour / Rêver en couleurs - Art Rental and Sales, The Ottawa Art Gallery.

2011 Ted Godwin and Kenneth Lochhead. Works on Paper: The Regina Years and beyond. Wallace Galleries, Calgary.

2011 Five Alive: Historic works from the Regina Five - Nouveau Gallery, Regina.

2011 The Regina Five: 50 Years Later - MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina.

2011 The 2011 Provincial and Territorial Confederation Boulevard Banners - Canada Council Art Bank and National Capital Commission, Ottawa.

2012 Happy New Year - Wallace Galleries, Calgary, AB

2012 Lights Out! Canadian Painting from the 1960’s - Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2012 CANADA ON CANVAS (organized by the Winnipeg Art Gallery, 2010-2015)

2012 Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB

2013 Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery, Sarnia, ON

2013 Varley Art Gallery, Markham, ON

2015 Woodstock Art Gallery, Woodstock, ON

2015 Abstraction in Canada, the 1950s and 60s, Nickle Arts Museum, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB

2016 A New Look: 1960s and 70s Abstract Painting at the AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON


1955 Mural Decorations for the Regina Branch of the Canadian Legion, SK.

1958 Mural decoration for the International Airport Terminal, Gander, Nfld.

1966 Six Banners for the Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg, MB

1967 Two Banners for the PanAm Swimming Pool, Winnipeg, MB

Mural for Winters College, York University, Toronto, Ont.

1968 Banner for Winters College, York University, Toronto, Ont.

Banner for the faculty of Architecture, University, Toronto, Ont.

1969 Design of the Manitoba Centennial Stamp, 1870-1970

1970 Relief Decoration for the Canadian Chacery, Warsaw, Poland.

Mural decoration for the Bank of Montreal, Winnipeg, MB

Two Lithographs for the Nova Scotia College of Art, Lithography Workshop, Halifax.

1989 Mural Decoration for Minto Place Suite Hotel, Ottawa, Ont.


1994 Happies: Paintings for Dovercourt and McKeller Park wading pools, Ottawa, Ont.

Clem Said Group Exhibition e-Catalog 2017

​“ClemSaid” Group Exhibition:

Works by: Ronald Bloore, Ted Godwin, Dorothy Knowles, Kenneth Lochhead, and Harold Town

October 11 - 26, 2017

“ClemSaid” explores the relationships -from positive to negative- that this renowned critic had on 5 artists currently represented by Wallace Galleries.

Exhibition e-Catalog available HERE

The five artists; Ronald Bloore, Ted Godwin, Dorothy Knowles, Kenneth Lochhead, and Harold Town each had their own experiences and opinions on Greenberg and his views on [Modern] art.

As an influential art mind, Greenberg impacted the Canadian art scene with his visits, and his brief or lifelong connection with each artist exhibited had an impact on their art career in one way or another.

We invite you to enjoy the works and walk through a bit of history with each of these great artists… let your mind go & explore another world.

Lochhead & Bloore Exhibition e-catalog 2021

Lochhead & Bloore Exhibition 2021

Lochhead and Bloore were both professors at the University of Regina in the 1950s-60s. Lochhead was head of the art department and Bloore was curator at the Mackenzie

Art Gallery. Both were instrumental in the action expression art movement in the 60s. Both with very different approaches to art but with a shared passion for creating and making art that brought them together. With McKay, Morton and Godwin, they became known as the Regina Five.

Their work more diverse and expansive throughout their careers then perhaps commonly known, this exhibition high lights the diversity, intellect, and devotion both

To view the exhibition e-Catalog, click HERE