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Fred Grayson Sayre

 (1879 - 1939)
Fred Grayson Sayre was active/lived in California, Missouri.  Fred Sayre is known for landscape, figure, genre.

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Artist Bulletins for Fred Grayson Sayre

25 archived bulletin(s) below.    (Note:  Bulletins are no longer updatable as of 2015.)

Grayson Sayer litho gp 1816
Anne McMullen (03/05/2015)
What name did he give this painting Thanks, Anne

F.Grayson sayre painting of wagon train.
C. Campagna (08/04/2013)
I got this painting from an old rail road hotel that was closed and boarded up in 1940. My mother bought the hotel in 1974. When she passed away in 2004 I took the painting. I am trying to find out some information about the painting. If anyone knows anything about it I would very happy to learn more.thank you.

"THE COCK" by Pablo Picasso
Randy Smith (02/19/2010)
I have acquired at an estate sale this piece of art work. It is in good condition and is signed. On the back is a 1" by 2 1/2" paper tag that states the name of the art piece, the name of the artist, and states "Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph F. Colin, New York" and states "Ref. M.A.S. 1050. Can you provide me any more information on this art piece?

F Grayson Sayre
Rich Erickson (12/02/2009)
We would love to know the title and any additional info. you could give us about the Sayre's wagon train. Although it is in fabulous condition and indicates F Grayson Sayre, there is no date. Would love to hear back. Thank you!

Optical illusion
Jane Kroth (03/11/2009)
I find it interesting that, as far as I can see, noone has mentioned the optical illusion in one of the covered wagon scenes. Has anyone else noticed it?

Marlene (12/30/2008)
Wagon Train... I have a copy of the same.... plaster of paris with the painting covering it like 3 dimensional... It also was handed down from granmom to mom to me...I am now 77 yrs old and was a little one when it was purchased in east Los Angeles as a wedding gift .. Any more info on it ???

Information on picture I have
Marlene (12/30/2008)
I have a 10x13 including the frame picture done by Fred Grayson Sayre ( found name bottom rt. corner of picture) The picture was given to my Mom in 1937 and is a picture of a covered wagon trip with mountains in the background... The mts. and wagon and other parts are like molded underneath... like a 3D picture... Like clay making the mounds with the picture covering it ??? Don't know how else to explain it.... It is not a flat picture...Done in dark colors.... Anyone know about this kind of artwork he did ??

F. Grayson Sayre Print
Sue Mccrea (05/25/2008)
Read Jackie Beckers story of Print with the guitar player and the 2 ladies listening to music..setting so calm with trees and lake...Wow! There is a number on the back of print...Can anyone tell us what we have..? Sue

Wagon Train Authenticated
Dana Swaboda (04/19/2008)
I posted last night and thought I might want to update this with a little more information. I do beleive that I may have a very old copy or even the orignal painting of Wagon Train. This Painting has been in my family for at least 3 generations. It was handed down from my grand mother to my mother to me now. Would someone be willing to tell me where I might find a reputable art dealer "in the pnw Pacific Northwest that might be able to Authenicate or Disprove it's authenticity.

Painting by F.Grayson Sayre
William Branyon (03/10/2008)
What John Wayne movie was a Sayre painting of a Wagon Train with a latteren glowing in the first wagon occupied by a male and female, with horse rider to left of wagon, (in the John Wayne movie, the painting was on the wall behind a military officer, maybe Henry Fonda, but not sure.) Painting is signed by Sayre in bottom right corner.

F. Grayson Sayre
Jackie Becker (12/01/2007)
I purchased a framed print of F. Grayson Sayre at a plain 'ol auction sale, just because I thought it very peaceful and beautiful. It was not under glass, but framed. It has mountains in the background with a stream and trees on either side of it. There is also a man sitting playing a guitar on the grass by the bank of the stream, a woman laying on the grass and possibly a child (third person) sitting in between them in the left hand corner of the picture. Also in the left hand corner is his signature F Grayson Sayre (It is spelled SAYRE not Sayer). Is this worth anything? I know nothing about art - other than just what I like! Can anyone tell me anything at all about it - I would be very appreciative.

Riders of the Cocopah Trail
Elizabeth Edmondson (07/20/2007)
Janet- I have a watercolor(?(with the name F. Grayson Sayre in the botto, left corner. It is a single file of 8(?) Indians on horseback against a gackdrop of HIGH mountains, framed and under glass - NO idea of age, but KNOW it is at least 73 years old. Coloring is pale mauve pale dusty rose (mountains and sky) and tan/brown dark green ground under the horses. the only splash of deep color is the deep red blanket(?) over the shoulder of the second Indian. I am unlearned in the area of art mediums, but KNOW it is not an oil. Could it be similar to your grandmother's??

Fred Sayer Print
Terry Young (06/25/2007)
I have the same print as Grafton and Shackelford and others. I recently saw the same print in a John Wayne movie" Tall in the Saddle" Terry Young

F. Grayson Sayre
Karolyn Grafton (06/08/2007)
I have a painting of F. Gragson Sayre that is of a wagon train with a snow packed mountain in the background. I would just like some info on this painting / artist. We have had the painting for over 30 years. Karol

F. Grayson Sayre Tongeart Reproduction
Becky Dukellis (12/02/2006)
I have a F. Grayson Sayre gouache reproduction of a painting I believe is titled "Oregon Trail" showing one covered wagon traveling through mountains. Signed in the lower left corner with "Copyright 1929 Tonge Art Co. Los Angeles, Cal." There is a small amount of flaking around the edges - nothing that would show if framed. Can anyone tell me its value? Thank you.

F.Grayson Sayre painting
Sonya Tatum (08/21/2006)
I came across an old painting in an antique shop with the name F.Grayson Sayre printed in the lower right of picture. The print is of cowboys,horses, covered wagons and much more. Could you tell me more about this print please..Thanks

lamp dome painted by Sayre?
D Wilson (06/19/2006)
Can someone tell me if this is the same Sayre who painted a glass dome of a lamp? The lamp appears to be brass, has what appears to be a date of 1906 on the bottom, and the dome is hand painted with an outdoor scene and signed by Sayre. The lamp still works and is in very good condition for its age, although the lightbulb sockets had been replaced some 20 years ago. My neighbor left it to me and she died at the age of 86 in the year 1992, and the lamp had been in her family for many years. There was a second lamp that was taken by another member of her family.

F G Sayre. Covered Wagons in mountain valley
Owen Jones (04/24/2006)
I have a large old print of a Fred Sayre landscape of three covered wagons in a mountain valley. The print appears to have been printed or marketed by Hardie Bros Ltd probably around 1930. I cannot determine the title. Is there anyone who might take a look at an image I could send, with a view to identifying it? Thanks, OJ

covered wagon by sayre
gpeterson (03/18/2002)
I have a painting and a print of covered wagon and would like to know the value and history of it

F.Grayson Sayre / Numbered Litho Print
Michelle (03/14/2002)
I have a print that I believe is a litho print. It is Sayre. It has a man and a woman in it. Country landscape with a creek running through it. Any information on this would be greatly appreciated.

F.Grayson Sayre
B. Jones (02/25/2002)
I have a oil painting by Sayre and would like more info on it's history and value.

Covered Wagon Painting by F. Grayson Sayre
Kathy (02/03/2002)
I have a painting by Sayre and would like to see if it is valuable.

tonge art co.
Karen T (12/10/2001)
Found this on the internet about Tonge Art Co. Check events.html Al Imelli, "Gilbert Tonge Skilfully Reproduces Paintings with Screen Process," Signs of the Times, January 1928, pp. 69-70. How many of us have purchased an artwork thinking it was an original painting only to find it was a silk screen replica? This technique was brought to perfection in California by Gilbert Tonge a scholarship winner to the Crocker School of Design in Sacramento and an apprentice to a German painter. Tonge began his career decorating churches in San Francisco under Moretti, an Italian muralist, but an accident forced him into the profession of sign painter and he became adept at posters. His work caught the eye of Edward A.Cohen in whose San Francisco firm he became a partner and for four years the two worked together. When Cohen went to New York, Tonge became interested in silk screen that was being used to make posters, and he joined with two other pioneers in the medium, F. O. Brant and J. A. Garner to form the Velvetone Poster Company. A few years into this Tonge saw an exhibition of gouache paintings by F. Grayson Sayre and realized he might be able to reproduce them with silkscreen. When he proposed this to the artist he was given the go-ahead. Tonge moved to Los Angeles and with the help of backers started the Tonge Art Company under whose name he reproduced seven of Sayre's watercolors.

tonge art company
dan frommelt (12/05/2001)
I am interested in knowing more about this company, which appears at bottom of my picture by sayre.

F. Grayson Sayre
Carol Prins (09/22/2000)
One peice of Fred Sayre's art (two indians on horseback)gave me great inspiration in a very dark time in my life. I am very grateful to him for this.He will be remembered by me.

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