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an American Western Painter
Donald Teague

Born: Brooklyn, NY
Studied: Art Students League, New York
Donald Teague Biography

Donald Teague studied art with George Bridgman and Frank Vincent DuMond in New York City. Donald Teague served in the United States Navy during World War I and while stationed in England, received additional instruction from watercolorist Norman Wilkinson. Returning to New York City, Teague established a career as a commercial illustrator. Teague produced illustrations for The Saturday Evening Post and signed them Donald Teague. When doing similar works for Collier, Donald Teague signed them "Edwin Dawes". This was done because the two magazines were very competitive.

In 1938, Donald Teague moved to California, first to Los Angeles, then Carmel. Donald continued to supply the magazines with illustrations, but also began pursuing a career as a fine artist, specializing in watercolors. Both careers went well and by the 1960s, Donald Teague was exhibiting nationally in museum shows and selling works at galleries in California, New York and Texas.
Donald Teague's style of painting did not vary a great deal between commercial works and fine art watercolors. Both featured a tight, representational style, with great detail. Although Teague painted a wide variety of subjects, the ones that depict western or cowboy scenes are the works he is best known for.

Donald Teague was a member of the Carmel Art Association, the National Academy of Design, the National Academy of Western Art, Cowboy Artists of America, Salmagundi Club, Bohemian Club, and the American Watercolor Society. Frequently recognized by his peers, Donald Teague also won many awards from these organizations. Teague's work is now in the permanent collections of the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis, Indiana; the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Donald Teague died in Carmel, California on Dec. 13, 1991.

Donald Teague biographical information from "California Watercolors by Gordon McClelland". is interested in purchasing all oil paintings and watercolors by Donald Teague. If you have a painting by Donald Teague and are interested in selling it or simply wish to obtain an estimated value, please get in touch and we'll provide a free art evaluation.
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