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The Leighton Art Centre is both a Heritage Home Museum, Art Gallery, and Education Centre occupying the picturesque house and land formerly owned by two prominent Alberta artists: A.C. Leighton and Barbara Leighton. The Leightons travelled the world together, pursuing artistic inspiration and places to call home. After a lifetime of contributing to Alberta’s art community Barbara, who outlived her husband, turned their beautiful home into an art gallery and founded an art education centre in a nearby abandoned schoolhouse. Barbara left the entire property to the charitable foundation that continues to oversee the Leightons’ remarkable legacy.
Black and white studio portrait of young boy holding toy boat and wearing large hat and white dress.
Watercolour painting of an English windmill on a hill.
Pastel drawing of a locomotive speeding through mountain landscape.
Watercolour painting of ship at night and tug boat moving towards ship.
Sepia photo of man in hat with lasso standing in front of mountain and horse in distance.
Sepia photo of a group of people riding horses next to a lake in a mountain landscape.
Black and white photo of man wearing fringed buckskin jacket, hat and smoking pipe, painting in a mountain landscape.
Oil painting of tall mountains and dramatic sky with a lake and rocks in the foreground.
Sepia studio portrait of man with moustache wearing glasses, felt hat, tie and light coloured jacket.
Watercolour painting of mountain with trees and water in foreground.
Oil painting of tent between trees and washing hung in distance.
Sepia photo of group of artists sketching on bank overlooking a waterfall in treed and mountain landscape.
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