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Edgar Alwin Payne ( 1883–1947 )

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At the age of fourteen, Edgar Payne left his childhood home of Washburn, Missouri, to travel the United States and Mexico. Payne survived by performing odd jobs including painting signs, stage sets, and houses. Payne, who had a fifth grade education, considered himself to be primarily self-taught. However, he received art training at the Payne-Morris Studio in Dallas, Texas, and at the Art Institute of Chicago, eventually becoming one of the primary plein-air landscape painters in the early 20th century. Beginning in 1910, Payne found employment painting murals in civic buildings, courthouses, and theatres throughout the Midwest. He married fellow artist, Elsie Palmer, in 1912, and in 1915 Payne moved with his family to Santa Barbara, California where he began to focus more of his time on easel painting. Payne relocated to Laguna Beach, California, in 1919 where he became the founding president of the Laguna Beach Art Association, which is presently known as the Laguna Beach Art Museum. In addition to

Artist Works

Lot 143
(2007)
Edgar Alwin Payne (1883–1947)
Mountain Trails ()
Oil On Canvas
25 x 30 in
$201,600
Lot 76
(2009)
Edgar Alwin Payne (1883–1947)
Headin' for the High Country ()
oil on canvas
25 x 30.125 in
$161,000
Lot 187
(2016)
Edgar Alwin Payne (1883–1947)
High Sierra Landscape - Big Pine Canyon ()
oil on canvas
28 x 34 in
$52,650
Lot 153
(2013)
Edgar Alwin Payne (1883–1947)
Sardine Boats, Chioggia, Italy ()
oil on linen
25 x 30 in
$29,250
Lot 110
(2011)
Edgar Alwin Payne (1883–1947)
Summer Cloud ()
oil on canvas
20 x 24 in
$75,000–$125,000
Edgar Alwin Payne (1883–1947)
Navajo Scouting Party ()
oil on canvas
28 x 34 in
$400,000–$600,000
Edgar Alwin Payne (1883–1947)
Blue Shadows ()
oil on canvas
42 x 42 in
$150,000–$250,000
Edgar Alwin Payne (1883–1947)
Navajos at Rest ()
oil on canvas
20 x 24 in
$100,000–$150,000