List of works


  1. Floe Lake, Marble Canyon, c. 1927, watercolour, 48.3 x 37.5 cm Collection of Dr. & Mrs. G. Edwards.
  2. Cathedral Peak, c. 1927(?)*, watercolour, 50.8 x 61 cm Collection of Bow Valley Industries.
  3. Moraine Lake, 1927, pastel, 42.2 x 57 cm Collection of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies.
  4. Mount Cathedral from the Yoho, c. 1929, pastel on tinted paper, 41.9 x 49.5.Collection of Dr. & Mrs. G. Edwards.
  5. Mount Assiniboine, c. 1930, watercolour, 36.8 x 48.3 cm Collection of Dr. Don Ray.
  6. Floe Lake, Marble Canyon, 1930, watercolour, 37.1 x 47 cm Collection of The Glenbow Museum.
  7. Bow Lake, c. 1930, watercolour, 70.5 x 77.5 cm Collection of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies.
  8. Floe Lake, 1931, oil on canvas, 80 x 65 cm Collection of the Alberta College of Art.
  9. Barbara Leighton with Saddle on Honeymoon, 1931, oil on canvas, 61 x 76.2 cm Collection of R. Diewald, Red Deer.
  10. Moraine Lake, 1931, oil on canvas, 66 x 50.8 cm Collection of The Leighton Foundation.
  11. Twin Lakes, c. 1934, watercolour, 32.5 x 39.6 cm Collection of Dr and Mrs. G. Edwards.
  12. Untitled [mountain view], 1934, watercolour, 40.6 x 55.9 cm Collection of Mary Sherbino, Red Deer.
  13. Mount Skoki, 1935, oil on canvas, 101.6 x 76.2 cm Collection of The Leighton Foundation.
  14. Boulder Pass, Skoki, 1935, watercolour, 36.8 x 46 cm Collection of Mr & Mrs N. D. McDonald.
  15. Mount Hungabee, exhibited 1947, oil on canvas, 76.2 x 101.6 cm Collection of Mrs. J. Couillard.
  16. Mount Assiniboine, exhibited 1947, oil on canvas, 66 x 76.2 cm Collection of The Edmonton Art Gallery.
  17. Evening, Pipestone Pass, c.1959, watercolour, 19.8 x 27.9 cm Collection of The Leighton Foundation.
  18. Valley of the Giants, c. 1960, oil on canvas, 55.9 x 45.7 cm Collection of The Leighton Foundation.
  19. The Lake, Molar Mountain, c. 1950, watercolour, 29.2 x 39.5 cm Collection of The Edmonton Art Gallery.
  20. Mount Molar from Molar Pass, c. 1950, watercolour, 32.8 x 44.5 cm Collection of J.A. Millard.
  21. Molar Pass, c. 1950, watercolour, 31.1 x 41.1 cm Collection of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies.
  22. Molar Pass, c. 1950, watercolour, 26.3 x 37.8 cm Collection of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies.
  23. Molar Pass, c. 1950, watercolour, 27.3 x 37.5 cm Collection of The Leighton Foundation.
  24. Bow Lake, c. 1950, pastel on tinted paper, 22.6 x 30 cm Collection of The Glenbow Museum.
  25. Bow Pass, Early Morning, c. 1950, watercolour, 28.5 x 37.5 cm Collection of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies.
  26. Deception Pass (8200 ft), c. 1950, watercolour, 27.2 x 36 cm Collection of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies.
  27. Cathedral Mountain, c. 1950, watercolour, 34.7 x 31.2 cm Collection of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies.
  28. Goodsir Plateau, c. 1950, watercolour, 27 x 37.5 cm Collection of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies.
  29. Goodsir Plateau, c. 1950, watercolour, 38.5 x 57.1 cm Collection of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies.
  30. Goodsir Pass, c. 1952, oil on canvas, 61 x 76 cm Collection of Mr. and Mrs. G. Burrows.
  31. Bow Glacier, c. 1952, oil on canvas, 50.8 x 66 cm Collection of MacKimmie Matthews, Calgary
  32. Sawback Range, 1953, oil on canvas, 61.6 x 76.8 cm Collection of The Glenbow Museum.
  33. [mountain sketch], c. 1955, pastel on tinted paper, 24 x 29.5 cm Collection of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies.
  34. [Untitled (88-058)], c. 1955, pastel, 26.7 x 31.8 cm Collection of The Leighton Foundation.
  35. The Pallisades, Bow Pass, c. 1957, oil on canvas, 51.1 x 61.6 cm Collection of The Edmonton Art Gallery.
  36. Kananaskis Valley, c. 1959, watercolour, 27.9 x 38.1 cm Collection of The Edmonton Art Gallery.
  37. Bow Lake, c. 1960, watercolour, 21.6 x 30.5 cm Collection of the Leighton Foundation.
  38. Mountain Peak, c. 1960.Pastel on tinted paper, 42.5 x 54.Collection of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies.
  39. The Hump, Bow Glacier & Bow Lake, c. 1963, watercolour, 52.8 x 61.7 cm Collection of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies.
  40. Mount Babel, nd, oil on canvas, 40 x 45.5 cm Collection of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies.
  41. Moraine Lake, nd, watercolour, 43.4 x 56.6 cm Collection of the Alberta Art Foundation.
  42. Moraine Lake, nd, pastel on tinted paper, 40 x 52 cm Collection of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies.

*Leighton's palette appears to have lightened in the 1930s, which makes the date of 1927 ascribed to Cathedral Peak (Cat #3) somewhat questionable. If this is, indeed, the work of a 27 year old, what brought on his lapse into rather clumsy, heavily-painted work around 1930? Some watercolours c.1930 which haven't been included in the exhibition are overworked and uncertain. This is in keeping with the dark tonality of his oils from the same period as well as the style of his CPR posters. It suggests that Leighton struggled to depict the mountains. I'm inclined to question the dates of any delicately-handled work of mountain subjects from before 1932. I assume that the more schematic and stylized work of the '50s and '60s reflects Leighton's belated interest in modernism. Its impact probably came after one of his trips to England in the '50s. I can't imagine Leighton being influenced by North American artists without some kind of stimulus from the mother country.


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