Born in Brooklyn, New York on Nov. 27, 1897, Donald Teague studied at the Art Students League in NYC under George Bridgman, Dean Cornwell, and Frank 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
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Interview with the artist or his/her family; American Art Annual
1933; Who's Who in America
; Who's Who in American Art
1936-70; Who's Who in California
1942; Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs
(Bénézit, E); American Western Art
(Harmsen); Artists of the American West
(Samuels); Art of California , Sept 1992.Nearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here
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