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Donald Teague, N.A. Biography

Born in Brooklyn, NY on November 27, 1897.  Teague studied at the Art Students League in New York 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 abandoned 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 December 13, 1991.  
MEMBER:  American Watercolor Society; Carmel Art Association; Salmagundi Club; Bohemian Club; National Academy of Western Art; Cowboy Artists of America.
EXHIBITED:  National Academy of Design, 1948 (gold medal); American Watercolor Society, 1953 (grand prize), 1964 (gold medal); Franklin Mint, 1973-75 (gold medals).
WORKS HELD:  Cowboy Hall of Fame (Oklahoma City); Oakland Museum; Frye Museum (Seattle); U.S. Air Force Collection; Mills College (Oakland); Monterey Peninsula Museum; Pepperdine University (Malibu).