Art & Artists in Exhibition: Vancouver 1890 - 1950
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Margaret Hannah Lougheed
(Mrs. D.F. Kidd)

March 24 1897 - ?

Vancouver School of Decorative & Applied Art
Palette and Chisel Club
Island Arts and Crafts Society
B.C. Society of Fine Arts

Margaret Lougheed was born in Hope, B.C. in 1897. In 1922 she went on a sketching trip to Darcy and Pemberton Meadows lead by Thomas Fripp.

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.

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1925 May 9 - 16 BCSFA   17th Annual Exhibition Gardens
Trees, San Diego
Cherry Blossoms
1926 May 8 - 15 BCSFA   18th Annual A Sunny Day
Fishing Floats
The Bridge
1927 June 10 - 25 BCSFA   19th Annual Sunlit Maples
Spring
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
Landscape
Group of Etchings
1930 May 31 - June 14 BCSFA   Spring Exhibition Caribou Hills
Indian Summer
Long Shadows
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
Landscape
1933 Dec. 1 - 17 VAG   B.C. Artists Christmas Exhibition Birches
Landscape
Landscape
1934 Sept. 21 - Oct. 14 VAG   B.C. Artists 3rd Annual Te-Te Doing a Puzzle
Trees
Flowers
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
Old Maples
1936 Oct. 15 - 20 VAG   B.C. Artists Chilliwack Exhibition Coast Scene
1938 Sept. 16 - Oct. 9 VAG   B.C. Artists 7th Annual Flowers
Frog Pool
1940 Sept. 20 - Oct. 13 VAG   B.C. Artists 9th Annual Landscape
Flowers
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
Flowers
1944 May 13 - June 4 BCSFA   34th Annual Sea Study
Flowers
1944 July 4 - Aug. 30 VAG   B.C. Artists 3rd Annual Summer Mountain Village
Sea Study
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
Fish Docks
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
Sunflowers
1948 Sept. 18 - Oct. 10 VAG   B.C. Artists 17th Annual Glacier, Portland Canal

References

ISLAND ARTS AND CRAFTS SOCIETY - List of Exhibitors

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.

Clippings

"The party consisted of ... and Miss Lougheed, New Westminster."
      From "Sketching Trip Enjoyed"
      Western Woman's Weekly, July 29 1922

"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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