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She was a founding student at the Vancouver School of Decorative & Applied Art when it opened in September 1925. She was living at 329 2nd Street in New Westminster with her sister, who was also a student at the school. She did not graduate from the art school.
Information about her art schooling is incomplete, and Macdonald states she began studying art at the San Diego Academy of Art "around 1926", followed by more study at the Chicago Institue of Fine Arts.
She exhibited with the Palette and Chisel Club at the B.C. Art Gallery in 1928. Later that year she showed three landscapes and a group of etchings at the Provincial Exhibition in New Westminster in the loan section.
She also exhibited with the Island Arts and Crafts Society between at least 1929 and 1931. In 1929 one of her paintings, Indian Paintbrush, was hung in the National Gallery of Canada.
In 1930 Lougheed won a poster competition and by doing so won the honour of being the first woman appointed as official artist to the National Parks of Canada. She also exhibited her work in the 1930 Spring Exhibition of the B.C. Society of Fine Arts. She had more work in BCSFA exhibitions in 1925, 1926, 1927, from 1940 to 1945, 1954, and 1955.
Lougheed exhibited her work in the inaugural B.C. Artists annual at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1932, and had work in numerous subsequent B.C. Artists exhibitions in 1933, 1934, 1936, 1938, from 1940 to 1946, the juried 1948 17th Annual, and 1951. She also showed work in the B.C. Artists Christmas exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1933.
She entered work into the 1945 B.C. At Work exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
She was on a list titled "Leading Vancouver Artists," provided to the Labour Arts Guild on April 10, 1946 by the Vancouver Art Gallery to assist in the Guild's call for entries to the third annual B.C. At Work exhibition.
|1925 May 9 - 16||BCSFA 17th Annual Exhibition||Gardens|
|Trees, San Diego|
|1926 May 8 - 15||BCSFA 18th Annual||A Sunny Day|
|1927 June 10 - 25||BCSFA 19th Annual||Sunlit Maples|
|1928 Feb. 18 - Mar. 18||Palette and Chisel Club Exhibition||Winter|
|Last Days of Summer|
|1928 September 3 - 8||Provincial Exhibition||Landscape|
|Eighth Annual Salon||Landscape|
|Group of Etchings|
|1930 May 31 - June 14||BCSFA Spring Exhibition||Caribou Hills|
|1932 May - July||VAG All Canadian Exhibition||Wind from the Gulf|
|1932 Oct. 5 - 30||VAG B.C. Artists 1st Annual||A Flower Study|
|1933 June 3 - 11||BCSFA 23rd Annual||Landscape|
|A Flower Study|
|1933 Sept. 22 - Oct. 15||VAG B.C. Artists 2nd Annual||Landscape|
|1933 Dec. 1 - 17||VAG B.C. Artists Christmas Exhibition||Birches|
|1934 Sept. 21 - Oct. 14||VAG B.C. Artists 3rd Annual||Te-Te Doing a Puzzle|
|1934 ? - ?||VAG B.C. Artists Edmonton Exhibition||Te-Te Doing a Puzzle|
|1936 Sept. 18 - Oct. 11||VAG B.C. Artists 5th Annual||Coast Scene|
|1936 Oct. 15 - 20||VAG B.C. Artists Chilliwack Exhibition||Coast Scene|
|1938 Sept. 16 - Oct. 9||VAG B.C. Artists 7th Annual||Flowers|
|1940 Sept. 20 - Oct. 13||VAG B.C. Artists 9th Annual||Landscape|
|1941 Sept. 26 - Oct. 19||VAG B.C. Artists 10th Annual||Poor Man's House|
|Church at Barkerville|
|1942 Sept. 25 - Oct. 18||VAG B.C. Artists 11th Annual||Landscape|
|1943 July 2 - Aug. 25||VAG B.C. Artists 2nd Annual Summer||Autumn Pattern|
|1943 Sept. 25 - Oct. 20||VAG B.C. Artists 12th Annual||Mountain Village|
|1944 May 13 - June 4||BCSFA 34th Annual||Sea Study|
|1944 July 4 - Aug. 30||VAG B.C. Artists 3rd Annual Summer||Mountain Village|
|1944 Sept. 23 - Oct. 22||VAG B.C. Artists 13th Annual||Mountains|
|1945 May 18 - June 10||BCSFA 35th Annual||Canyon|
|1945 Sept. 22 - Oct. 21||VAG B.C. Artists 14th Annual||Flowers|
|1945 Nov. 13 - Dec. 2||Labour Arts Guild B.C. At Work||Children Picking Hops|
|1946 July 2 - 28||VAG Jubilee Exhibition||British Columbia Hills|
|1946 Sept. 21 - Oct. 13||VAG B.C. Artists 15th Annual||Mist on the Sea's Face|
|1948 Sept. 18 - Oct. 10||VAG B.C. Artists 17th Annual||Glacier, Portland Canal|
ARTISTS IN CANADA 1982 - UNION LIST OF ARTISTS' FILES (refer to AIC82)
BRITISH COLUMBIA WOMEN ARTISTS 1885-1985 (refer to AGGV85)
A DICTIONARY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS
(refer to M)
Short biography with one reference.
BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA
(refer to BIAC03)
1 reference cited for Lougheed: Macdonald listed above.
"B.A. Fry and Margaret Lougheed also have
striking examples in the same line."
From "B.C. Society of Fine Arts" by Bernard McEvoy
Vancouver Daily Province, April 28 1928
"Many other well-known artists are represented, including ... Margaret Lougheed ... "
From "Bargains in Art" Vancouver Sun, December 1, 1933
"In more lyrical mood are canvasses by ... Margaret Lougheed
with her colorful "Children Picking Hops.""
From "B.C. Industry Lives in Gallery Display" Newspaper unknown, (November 1945)
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