Robert Lougheed




Massie, Ontario, Canada


Western genre, landscape and horse painting

Robert Lougheed, who came to be known as “the painter’s painter,” was born and raised on a farm in Ontario, Canada. At the age of 25 Bob began a life-long friendship with another illustrator named John Clymer. It was Clymer who convinced Bob to move to New York, where he studied under Frank Vincent Dumond at the famed Arts Students League. He continued working for thirty years as an illustrator and his work appeared in magazines such as National Geographic, Sports Afield and Reader’s Digest. In 1970 Bob and his wife Cordy decided to make Santa Fe, New Mexico their home, where he lived until his death in 1982.

He was one of the prime movers in the founding of the National Academy of Western Art at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame, and continued to serve as an adviser for many years. He also gave generously of his time as a teacher to many young painters who came to him.

Throughout his lifetime Lougheed earned over 25 awards at both the National Academy of Western Art and the Cowboy Artists of America.