Friday, July 21, 2006

Great Canadian Painter Ken Lochhead RIP

I hadn't head this until I checked out Timmer Readtree's blog tonight.

"Painter Kenneth Lochhead, who helped put Saskatchewan on the national arts scene map with the Emma Lake workshops and as a member of the Regina Five, has died. He was 80."

When I was a young painter, Lochhead and the other Regina guys were Canadian heros to me.


Timmer said...

There are some quotes by Mr. Ron Bloore regarding Ken's painting in todays Saturday Globe.

mister anchovy said...

the comments Tim refers to can be found here

T-man-Sam_former Visigoth and musical Goddess said...

Geez kind of a shock!

I knew hin but know his daughter better. Really nice genuine fellow.
Unfortunatelty I missed this being at another funeral that weekend.

Long time no talk, hope you and Tuff are doing great.