Elsie Palmer Payne

Elsie Palmer Payne

1884-1971
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Elsie Palmer Payne (1884-1971) was a genre, portrait, and still life painter whose career was overshadowed by that of her husband, Edgar Payne. On their travels to Europe in the early 1920s, Elsie Payne concentrated on colorful scenes of the local people. Stylistically, her works are similar to turn-of-the-century American illustration with simple outlined forms and strong, bold coloration.

A Decent Burial
Watercolor on paper, 1942
17 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches
Gift of the estate
1971.002