"Spanish Laundress"


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"Spanish Laundress"

Original Glazed Watercolor - Framed

Image size: 12" x 8.5"

  A dear friend and fellow watercolor artist, Donald Teague, was one of the premier water colorists of this past century.

  I asked Donald to pose for me, for a new series of paintings I was working on.  Titled, "Great Americans and the Arts", representing water colorists. Donald posed in front of his watercolor "Spanish Laundress" at his home in Carmel California.

  Donald Teague was born in Brooklyn, New York. He was the primary illustrator for The Saturday Evening Post, he signed Collier's illustrations with another name, Edwin Dawes.

  In the 1920's, Teague spent several summers on a Colorado ranch.

  When he moved to California in 1938, he specialized as a Western illustrator until Collier's ceased publication in 1958.

  After finishing his career as an illustrator, Teague devoted his entire time to painting watercolors.

  During his lifetime he won international recognition and numerous awards for his paintings, including five First Prizes from the National Academy of Western Art, both the Gold and Silver Medal Honors from the American Watercolor Society, the S.F.B. Morse Gold Medal from the National Academy of Western Art, and two Gold Medals from the Cowboy Artists of America.