Fred Grayson Sayre
(1879 - 1939)
Fred Grayson Sayre was active/lived in California, Missouri. Fred Sayre is known for landscape, figure, genre.
Biography Fred Grayson Sayre
A highly successful illustrator who later became one of California's best known desert landscape painters in both oil and watercolor, Fred Sayre was born in Medoc, Missouri. His only formal art training was several months with portraitist J. Laurie Wallace in Omaha, Nebraska.
He first worked in lead and zinc mines and with leather goods and then determined to become an artist. He took an engraving job in Houston, Texas, and then moved to Chicago where he earned distinction as an illustrator and was a member of the Pallet and Chisel Club. A near fatal bout of diphtheria changed his life when doctors persuaded him to move to California.
In 1916, he traveled by train through the Southwest and was enchanted by
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