ELIZABETH LOCHRIE: WOMAN ALONE IN HER WAY EXHIBITName: ELIZABETH LOCHRIE: WOMAN ALONE IN HER WAY EXHIBITDate: September 28, 2016Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM MDTEvent Description:
The Hockaday Museum of Art is proud to present a talk with Guest Curator Jennifer Li on Wednesday, September 28, 6:00 – 7:30 PM, for her to share the life, passions, and art of important Montana artist Elizabeth Davey Lochrie. Lochrie, one of the artists featured in the Museum’s A Timeless Legacy - Women Artists of Glacier National Park exhibit in summer of 2015, is celebrated for her incisive, well observed, and affectionate portraits of Native Americans. Elizabeth Lochrie’s family was so moved by the first A Timeless Legacy and the Hockaday’s efforts in raising the awareness of Lochrie’s contributions to the art world that they arranged to gift the Museum with 26 of her early paintings. The Hockaday will show the exhibit Elizabeth Lochrie: Woman Alone in her Way through October 8, 2016.
Throughout her career, Lochrie painted more than 1000 portraits of specific people from the Native community, creating a unique historical record of Indian life.
Lochrie was born in the last days of the Old West, and she survived well into the modern age. With a lifespan stretching from 1890 to 1981, she lived through an era of great changes in her native Montana. As a small child, she had been encouraged by her mother to play among the Cree who lived near the family’s home in Deer Lodge. She learned their sign language and an enduring love and respect for Native American culture. Her training and unusual upbringing gave her the skills to pursue an artistic career unique in its focus and cultural importance.