Birthday Bash

Thank you to all the family, friends and patrons who celebrated with David at the party.  Lots of food and festivity with turning 90! Dave's 90th birthday bash was quite a celebration bringing together family, friends and patrons. Many of his paintings were on display highlighting his world travels and figurative work. Enjoy a few [...]

2018-07-09T21:57:44-07:00June 9th, 2018|Events|

Buffalo Soldier History

David Laughlin dedicated many years to the study and portrayal of the Buffalo Soldiers in Arizona. The Chiricahua National Monument is home to many of the sites David painted. The park has recently published some interesting history and descriptions of that time period and chose to use one of David's drawings to illustrate the Camp [...]

2018-07-09T21:58:18-07:00May 21st, 2018|Western Art|

Quincie Douglas Library Show

The Buffalo Soldiers - 10th Cavalry Regiment (UPDATE - This event has now closed.) For 15 years David Laughlin researched the 10th Cavalry Regiment and their daily activities while stationed in Arizona from 1885 to 1896. His portrayal of the African American soldiers gives a unique glimpse of their lives. The collective work encompasses watercolor, pen [...]

2018-07-09T20:49:57-07:00March 30th, 2018|Events|

Sibling Art Show

Art runs in this family. Join us in in Ottawa, Kansas for a showing of art by siblings Mary Hall and David Laughlin. Opening Reception Friday June 2nd 6 – 9pm Refreshments and Live Music Sponsored by the Ottawa Community Arts Council Featuring 37 original paintings by Mary Hall PLUS -- International works by David Laughlin [...]

2017-06-20T10:07:07-07:00May 30th, 2017|Events|

Architectural Rendering

Long before the arrival of computers, artists had to hand illustrate or paint a finished image of buildings to help sell the firms’ prospective projects. Laughlin was hired by many architects during his long career, from Illinois to Arizona. Using the blueprint construction drawings, Laughlin created images such as this detailed casino project adding people, [...]

2017-12-14T13:25:44-07:00January 7th, 2017|Art In Depth|

Holiday Collection

Laughlin’s early career focused on design and merchandising, from his creation of clay “critters” to his production of greeting cards.  In 1958, Laughlin and his wife, Doris, put hours of work into creating hand printed cards for sale with the assistance of a marketing agent.  Digging deep into his vast studio collection, these gems [...]

2017-01-06T16:06:10-07:00December 15th, 2016|Art In Depth|
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