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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers
Lougheed, Robert E. 2
Descriptions
oil on artist's board 4
Names
Painting 860
Subjects
Indian 729
Date:
1976
Dimensions:
H: 8 in, width: 16 in, Frame height: 17.75 in, Frame width: 25.625 in
Title:
Ten Minutes to Sunset
Credit Line:
Gift of Cordy Lougheed
Gloss:
Silhouetted by a sunburst pattern of warm orange and pink foliage, the Indian and pony gaze toward the horizon. The background composition was painted as if to entice the viewer into imagining what the figure sees as the sun sets. Lougheed's portrayal of an Indian in a close relationship with nature, attuned to the changes of the day, suggests a romantic attitude that is paralleled in the artist's vivid colors and dashing brushstrokes. Robert Lougheed spent most of his career as a highly successful commercial artist. Mobil Corporation's "flying red horse" is a Lougheed original. In the 1960s he turned to outdoor western subjects.
Inscription:
LR: ROBERT LOUGHEED/POJOAQUE NEW MEXICO, On backing: 796 TEN MINUTES TO SUNSET - /POJOAQUE, NEW MEXICO/BY R.E. LOUGHEED/796
Remarks:
Painted from life on location according to donor.
Publication:
Exhibit catalog: Art of the Rocky Mountain West; U.S. Ambassador's Residence, Dublin, Ireland; U.S. Department of State, Art in Embassies Program; Vienna, 2000
Accession Number:
25.85

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