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Edgar Alwin was born near Payne, Missouri. Cassville, where it bred, is in southwest Missouri near the Arkansas border. Edgar Payne traveled the world at the beginning of this century: he went to Mexico, Canada and Europe and even spent the summers in the Alps. Payne, a son of a carpenter, painted houses, signs, portraits, murals and local theater scenes. She studied portrait art at the Chicago Art Institute. I only stayed two weeks at the Institute and used it well.
At first, the Struggle soon showed a group of landscaping works painted on a small easel at Palette and Chisel Club. In this period, he also took an occasional wall study to support his income.
His wife helped Elsie Edgar with wall studies. Shortly thereafter, he opened an exhibition at the Chicago Art Institute. Between 1915 and 1918, Edgar gave an address in Chicago as a professional painter in the Tree Studio Building on East Ohio Street.
The following year Edgar Sierra made his first trip to the Nevada Mountains. This trip was a big moment in his life and Payne would return again to re-stitch the untouched Sierra; These pictures were one of the distinguishing features of their work.
Payne won the first major commission in 1917. To attract tourists, Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad wanted to paint the Southwest along the railroads from Albuquerque to California. This commission did not only reinforce its reputation as an artist, but at the same time it always linked it to Western America. From Taos, New Mexico to the Grand Canyon, Payne was the two main inspiration for the next twenty years.
Santa Fe Railway commissions made one of the transformations of the centuries-old mind of William H. Simpson, the president of the advertising department of the railroad. Beginning with Thomas Moran in 1892, Simpson traveled by train, received cash for accommodation in railway stations, eating at railway restaurants, and even for pictures, pottery and jewelery. This effort lasted for several decades and made Santa Fe one of the greatest collectors of southwest fine art.
When the Santa Fe commission was full, the couple returned to San Francisco. Edgar received a commission for a 11,000-square-foot mural from the Congress Hotel in Chicago. The wall painting covered several floors of the hotel corridors.
After the financial collapse of 1929 and the subsequent Great War, the commissions did not come easily. Paynes therefore returned to Southern California more permanently and bought a studio house in Los Angeles in 1932. However, most of his time spent in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains to portray his favorite theme.
Passion for life with Sierras would lead him to film a documentary called "Sierra Journey". In 1941 he wrote "Outside Space Composition", a comprehensive book on composition and composition forms. The book also explains landscape painting techniques, coloring, repetition, rhythm and value. The seventh edition of the work was completed in 2005.
Italian harbors, Alps, you can find the works of Payne, which is a view of the Laguna, but Edgar Alwin Payne is most remembered by the paintings of four Cornered American Indians and his favorite Sierras. In Sierras, as Humphrey's Basin ascends, you will find Lake Payne, a lake for him.