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John Ward Lockwood (1894–1963)
written by +Robert Parsons
John Lockwood Art Biography:
John Ward Lockwood Highest Auction Prices
"Siesta" Price: $24,012
"Golden Passage" Price: $17,625
"Three Greenheads" Price: $10,000
"TREE BY GARDEN WALL" Price: $9,000
"FLY FISHING" Price: $5,400
"Untitled" Price: $5,368
"Mountains" Price: $5,100
"Still Life" Price: $4,750
"Southwest No 32 Woodland" Price: $4,481
"Mountains" Price: $4,250
Fine Art prices have risen steadily. Please contact the Gallery for the latest prices and current inventory.
Parsons does not offer Ward Lockwood prints, because no print can compare to the real paintings.
Parsons invites you to visit the Galleries to experience the unmatched beauty of the real art.
Lockwood said about his art: "...of no one stream, but a part of all the living brooks and rivers I have known."
The University of California said: "One could not look upon a Lockwood painting without thinking of Taos, and one could not look at the landscape of Taos without seeing in it the work of Ward Lockwood."
Alfred Frankenstein reviewed his art, saying: "The total effect of his work is therefore one of completely ripened statement"
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art commented "He deftly moved from the figurative to the abstract, the gestural to the geometric, and the linear to the chromatic."
Ward Lockwood was a illustrator, painter, teacher, printmaker, and
muralist. Ward entered the world in Atchison, Kansas, September 22, 1894.
In 1912 he began his first professional work as an artist for the Kansas City Star newspaper.
From 1912 to 1914 he studied under W. A. Griffith at the University of Kansas
From 1914-1917 he attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
From 1917 to 1919 Lockwood was a member of the Eighty-ninth Division of the American Expeditionary Force.
In 1921, he was the art editor of Capper Publications.
Then he returned to France from 1921 - 22.
He moved back to Kansas in 1922
He became married to Clyde Bonebrake In 1924
He went to Taos for the first time in 1926
He made his home in Taos from 1928 to 1939
In the summers of 1932 and 1934, he taught lithography and painting at the Broadmoor Academy in Colorado Springs
In 1938 he became a professor of art at the University of Texas
In 1942 he rejoined the Air Force
In 1947 he started painting again in Taos
He retired from the Air Force in 1954, as a lieutenant colonel.
From 1948 to 1961 was a professor of art at the Department of Art, University of California at Berkeley.
Lockwood was Artist-in-residence at the University of Kansas from 1957-1958.
He went back to Taos in 1961.
In 1962 he was a visiting professor at the University of Washington.
Lockwood died on July 6, 1963 at home, in Ranchos de Taos.
John Lockwood Museum collections include:
Addison Gallery of American Art
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
Dallas Museum of Art
De Young Museum
Delaware Art Museum
Denver Art Museum
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians-Western Art
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco-Legion of Honor
Henry Art Gallery
Jack S Blanton Museum of Art
Jonson Gallery of University of New Mexico
Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Museum of Modern Art, New York
National Academy of Design Museum
National Museum of American Art-Smithsonian
New Mexico Museum of Art
Oakland Museum of California
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Phoenix Art Museum
Roswell Museum and Art Center
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SF MOMA)
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Spencer Museum of Art
Stark Museum of Art
The Baltimore Museum of Art
The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
The Harwood Museum of Art
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
The Phillips Collection
University of California Berkeley Art Museum
Ward Lockwood Museum
Whitney Museum of American Art
He had more than 40 one man exhibitions and exhibited at the San Francisco Art Association.
John Lockwood Major Art Works include:
"French Landscape, Avignon" (1922)
"Taos Signs" (ca. 1929)
"The Texas Rangers in Camp" (1941)
"Landscape with Horses"
"Kiowa Indian Dance" (1940)
"Evolving Totem" (1954)
"Abstraction in Gray and Red" (1957)
John Lockwood Mural Commissions include:
Taos County Court House
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
The Post Office Department Building, Washington, D.C.
Federal Court Room, Lexington, Kentucky
The post offices of Wichita, Kansas; Edinburg, Texas; and Hamilton, Texas
John Lockwood Museum Collections with online viewable works include:
(Click on links below to view art works)
Smithsonian American Art Museum:
"Harvest of the Rio Grande Valley"
(mural study, Edinburgh, Texas Post Office)
"In the Corral"
Dallas Museum of Art:
"Camp in the Pines"
"Magic of the Snow"