Donald Edwin Dawes Teague Biography

Donald Edwin Dawes Teague




Donald Edwin Dawes Teague was born in Brooklyn, New York on Nov. 27, 1897, He studied at the Art Students League in NYC with George Bridgman, Frank DuMond and Dean Cornwell (who encouraged him to go into illustration) and, after serving in WWI, with Norman Wilkinson in England. Teague 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, California on Dec. 13, 1991.