Edgar Alwin Payne (1883-1947)

High in the Sierras, c. 1921

  • Oil on canvas
  • 34" x 34", artwork
  • 43" x 43", framed
  • Historic

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Consigned to American Legacy Fine Arts by private collectors

Edgar Payne relished camping out in the magnificent High Sierra and other remote locales untouched by civilization. This original oil painting, circa 1921, depicts a classic California High Sierra scene by Payne. The inaccessible mountain peak painted with bravado brushwork and a slab-like virtuosity accentuates the towering face of sheer red rock and its snowy glacier and evokes a heightened sense of adventure and daring. The mirror-like emerald lake and pine trees nestled below accentuate the elevation and monumental grandeur of the highland.

Wood with gold gilt finish, made by Mayen & Olsen, dated “2005”

On Verso
"Katherine Norris Fine Art" label
“American Legacy Fine Arts” label
“Platte River Art Services” label
“Heritage Auctions” tag Lot # "76400"

Early California Masters: Paintings from the Katherine A. Norris Legacy Collection, American Legacy Fine Arts, Pasadena, California, November 12 - December 19, 2021

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Research Source
Edgar Alwin Payne (1883-1947) – In Pursuit of Poetic Grandeur, by Elaine Adams, California Art Club Newsletter, Winter 2012

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