Contemporary Taos painter, illustrators, printmaker, teacher
Ward Lockwood studied at the University of Kansas (1912-14), the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Art (1914-16), and, after service in WWI, in Paris at Academie Ranson. A friend of Kenneth Adams, Lockwood was drawn to Taos in 1926, because it was cheap. He was considered a follower of Dasburg in his simplified landscapes. He also worked with Marin during Marin’s visits in 1929 and 1930, and spent the summers of 1932-33 at Colorado Spring Fine Arts Center with Boardman Robinson.
During the Depression, Lockwood painted government-sponsored murals in New Mexico. With the University of New Mexico (1936-37), he was professor of art at University of Texas (1938-49) and University of California at Berkeley (1949-61). A “regionalist” of New Mexico in the 1930s, his work became increasingly abstract. He received more than 45 one-man shows.
Resource: SAMUELS’ Encyclopedia of ARTISTS of THE AMERICAN WEST,
Peggy and Harold Samuels, 1985, Castle Publishing