“Blue Morning”
oil on linen
30 x 40 in.
About the artist:
A native of Loretto, Pennsylvania now living in Pittsburgh, Ron Donoughe is best known for his spirited realistic landscape paintings. He has a B.A. in Art Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and has studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California. Previous jobs include: landscaper, gravedigger, chicken catcher, art teacher, museum installer, graphic designer, and college instructor.  His work can be found in many corporate and private collections as well as the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, The Heinz History Center and the Westmoreland Museum of American Art.
His work has also been featured in the Pennsylvania Governor’s residence.
He has published three books of his work.
90 Pittsburgh Neighborhoods
Publisher: Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, 2015, 110 pages, full color
Paintings of Indiana County, Pennsylvania
Publisher: Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2011, 79 pages, full color
Essence of Pittsburgh, The Paintings of Ron Donoughe in the Plein Air Style
Publisher: Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, 2006, 144 pages, full color
Artist Statement:
Painting from life has become a ritual for me. Everyday I go somewhere to make a painting without knowing exactly what will happen. I seek an intensity of feeling that comes from being in a particular place at a particular time. I’m creating a body of work that will serve as a time capsule for future generations.
Selected Collections:
Allegheny General Hospital
Allegheny Power
American Textile
Bayer Corporation, USA
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Western PA
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Del Monte Foods
Duquesne Club
Eat ‘n Park Restaurants
Franciscan Friars, T.O.R.
Grable Foundation
Heinz Endowments
Heinz History Center
Hillman Company
The University Museum at Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Matthews International
Paramount Pictures
Penn State University/Earth & Mineral Sciences Museum
Pittsburgh High Technology Council
PNC Bank
PPG Industries
Renaissance Marriot
PA Governor Tom Corbett, (previous)
Office of the Surgeon General, State of PA
Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art
South Side Hospital
University of Pittsburgh
Westmoreland Museum of American Art
Ron Donoughe
208 Main Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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