299 "Grizzly Country" Alaskan Toklat Grizzly

Winning Bid Undisclosed
This item SOLD at 2015 Apr 11 @ 16:08UTC-7 : PDT/MST
Category Western Americana
Auction Currency USD
Start Price NA
Estimated at 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD
"Grizzly Country" Alaskan Toklat Grizzly
Artist: Lougheed, RobertDate of Birth: 1910-1982
Medium: Oil on board
Dimensions: 20 x 30 inches
Signed: Signed lower right/CA

Robert Lougheed was often referred to as Òthe painterÕs painter.Ó He was the painter young painters went to for advice and instruction. LougheedÕs retort was simple: work from nature rather than from photographs. This painterliness is evident in the charming Grizzly Country. Employing a very limited palette of yellows, browns and greens with hints of pink and blue in the spiky flowers at lower right, and in the thin band of sky across the top, Lougheed makes the mother bear and her cubs seem at home, in their home in the Rockies. The soft contours of the hill behind the sow is as maternal as she is, and the snowy ridge across the top of the canvas enfolds the bears in nurturing, protective surroundings.