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Donald Teague

Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1897, Donald Teague studied at the Art Students League under Bridgman, Cornwell and DuMond. He moved to California in 1939, the year after he was elected to the prestigious National Academy of Design. Though his reputation was originally built on his paintings featuring themes of the American Old West, Teague was also a tireless traveler who would never be found far from his sketchpad. Perhaps Teague’s greatest legacy are the paintings inspired by his travels abroad. Throughout his life, Teague painted in sites such as Hong Kong, China, Bali, the Bahamas and virtually all the great cities of Western Europe. To Teague, painting was a form of narrative and in his works, one finds a rare artist who sought not to overpower his audience, but rather to invite his viewers in to his compositions, to a calmer and less hurried place.