Edgar Payne

George Hurrell
Edgar Payne
Ferrotype, 1926
10 1/8 x 8 inches
Museum purchase with funds provided by Lois Outerbridge
2011.006

Edgar Payne was first president of the Laguna Beach Art Association at its founding in August 1918 and continued to be an active member even after moving to Los Angeles in the mid-1920s. Payne’s oeuvre includes paintings of the desert Southwest, the High Sierra, French and Italian harbor scenes, and the Alps. It was he who brought George Hurrell to California, having met the aspiring artist and photographer in Chicago in 1925.