Augusta Isabella Corson Metcalfe
(1881 - 1971)
Augusta Isabella Corson Metcalfe was active/lived in Oklahoma, Kansas. Augusta Metcalfe is known for landscape, Indian life, illustrator.
Biography Augusta Isabella Corson Metcalfe
Known as the Sage Brush Artist, Augusta Metcalfe became an oil painter of pioneer life, horses and animals of rural Oklahoma. She was the daughter of Edward and Mary Corson and came from Vermillion, Kansas with them to Oklahoma Territory in 1886. Seven years later, they moved to a homestead on the Washita River near Durham. She lived the rest of her life there, and married and farmed and raised a son by herself as her husband left her in 1908 when the boy was two-years old.
She had natural art talent and began drawing on rocks and slate when she was four-years old. Years later she began mailing examples of her work to eastern publications and also ran an ad in the Sportsman's Review with a picture of a bucki
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