Born in Brooklyn, New York on Nov. 27, 1897, Donald Teague studied at the Art Students League in NYC under George Bridgman, Dean Cornwell, and Frank 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 gave up 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 Dec. 13, 1991.
Carmel Art Association; American Watercolor Society; Salmagundi Club; Bohemian Club; National Academy of Western Art; Cowboy Artists of America.
National Academy of Design, 1948 (gold medal); American Water Color Society, 1953 (grand prize), 1964 (gold medal); Franklin Mint, 1973-75 (gold medals).
Cowboy Hall of Fame (Oklahoma City); Frye Museum (Seattle); Oakland Museum; U.S. Air Force Collection; Monterey Peninsula Museum; Pepperdine College (Malibu); Mills College (Oakland).
Edan Hughes, “Artists in California, 1786-1940”
Interview with the artist or his/her family; American Art Annual 1933; Who’s Who in America; Who’s Who in American Art 1936-70; Who’s Who in California 1942; Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs (Bénézit, E); American Western Art (Harmsen); Artists of the American West (Samuels); Art of California , Sept 1992.