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John Ward Lockwood (1894–1963)

"Tour of Taos"
"Tour of Taos"16" x 22"
"Pinon Hills"
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"Fiesta Time"
SOLD"Fiesta Time"12" x 18" Watercolor

"Over the Hondo"
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"Dasburg Landscape"
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"Adobe on Hill"
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"Ranchos Valley" Framed
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"Landscape" Framed
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John Ward Lockwood (1894–1963)

by Robert Parsons

and Ashley Rolshoven

John Lockwood Art Biography:

John Ward Lockwood Highest Auction Prices

"Siesta" Price: $24,012

"Golden Passage" Price: $17,625

"Dark Excitation" Price: $15,280

"Three Greenheads" Price: $10,000

"TREE BY GARDEN WALL" Price: $9,000

"Foliate Movement" price: $5,880

"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 reproductions, because no reproduction 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: "a magnificent composer and painterly craftsman.

The subtleties of his surface are fully equated with the strength of his forms,

and 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)

"Midwinter" (1933)

"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)

Dallas Museum of Art:

"Camp in the Pines"


"Magic of the Snow"

"Adobe Workers"

"Adobe Walls"

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