Donald Teague, N.A. Biography

Born in Brooklyn, NY on Nov. 27, 1897. Teague studied at the ASL in NYC under Bridgman, Cornwell, and DuMond and, after serving in WWI, with Norman Wilkinson in England. He moved to California in 1938 and lived in Encino until 1949 when he settled in Carmel.

Teague was elected to the National Academy in 1948 and soon gained national renown. For 35 years he was one of the nation's top magazine illustrators; his work appeared in Saturday Evening Post, Colliers, McCall's, Woman's Home Companion and others under the pseudonym Edwin Dawes (not to be confused with the landscape painter Edwin Dawes (1875-1945). In 1958 he gave up commercial work to concentrate on fine art.

His paintings and illustrations are primarily of the Old West. Teague was active as an artist until his demise in Carmel on Dec. 13, 1991.

Member: Carmel AA; American WC Society; Salmagundi Club; Bohemian Club; Nat'l Academy of Western Art; Cowboy Artists of America.

Exhibited: NAD, 1948 (gold medal); American WC Society, 1953 (grand prize), 1964 (gold medal); Franklin Mint, 1973-75 (gold medals).

In: Cowboy Hall of Fame (Oklahoma City); Frye Museum (Seattle); Oakland Museum; U.S. Air Force Collection; Monterey Peninsula Museum; Pepperdine College (Malibu); Mills College (Oakland).

Source:
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"