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Edgar Payne

(1883 - 1947)


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Edgar Payne Scenic Journey Book

Discover interesting historical facts about Edgar Payne and other notable Early California Artists by visiting the Karges Fine Art Blog.

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Crocker Art Museum Exhibit - Edgar Payne: The Scenic Journey
Explore this extraordinary 2011 exhibit of paintings by one of the most famous and distinguished artists of the Early California art genre.  Curated by the Crocker's Chief Curator and Associate Director, Scott A. Shields, Ph.D, and organized by the Pasadena Museum of California Art, the exhibit included over 80 works by this important California Impressionist.
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Laguna Beach Art Association
Laguna Beach Alliance for the Arts Logo Edgar Payne was the founder and first president of the Laguna Beach Art Association and the Gallery of Laguna Beach. The first meeting was held in his studio.

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Edgar Payne's Book: The Composition of Outdoor Painting
In 1941 Edgar Payne wrote "Composition of Outdoor Painting", a comprehensive book that discussed landscape painting techniques, composition, color, repetition, rhythm, and value.  The book has been wildly popular with artists. and the seventh edition printing of the work was completed in 2005. Edgar Payne - Composition of Outdoor Painting
National Museum of American Art, Washington D.C.
American Art Museum Logo Explore Edgar Payne's painting, "Fifth Lake", at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

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Laguna Art Museum
Ever wonder about the exact location of one of Edgar Payne's paintings? Enjoy this video of a lecture given by Laguna Beach Resident Eric Jessen.  In the video he discusses his detective work when he was asked to determine the location of 15 of Payne's Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountain scenes.

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