Saturday, June 30, 2012

Edgar Payne: The Scenic Journey Documentary

Edgar Payne Sunset, Canyon de Chelly Oil on canvas, c. 1916

This upcoming special will profile the life of American landscape painter Edgar Payne.
EDGAR PAYNE: THE SCENIC JOURNEY, will follow Payne from his childhood in the Ozark
Mountains, through his years in Chicago, and on to his discovery of the California landscape that became his lifelong inspiration. Local producer/director Joshua V. Hassel and writer/narrator Michael Paglia are creating the film in association with the Pasadena Museum of California Art, and with the curators and scholars behind the touring exhibition of the same name.

Watch Edgar Payne: The Scenic Journey on PBS. See more from KBDI

The trailer for the documentary has some great images of Payne at work in the studio and on location. It alone offers some interesting insight into the artists work and methods, can not imagine what more may be in the full length footage. Mark your calendar.

Exhibition and touring retrospectives of Edgar Payne
The first major exhibition of his work in over forty years, The Scenic Journey traces Payne’s artistic development as he traveled the world and features over 100 objects, from paintings and drawings to photographs and studio artifacts.

Edgar Payne The Rendezvous (Santa Cruz Island, CA) Oil on canvas, 1915 

Pasadena Museum of California Art
Pasadena Museum of California Art (June 3 - October 14, 2012) 
Gilcrease Museum (December 1, 2012 - March 24, 2013)

Edgar Payne, San Gabriel Valley 

Edgar Payne: The Scenic Journey catalog can be purchased online.
Released in conjunction with the traveling exhibition organized by the Pasadena Museum of California Art, Edgar Payne: The Scenic Journey, presents more than 125 reproductions of Payne's paintings, drawings, and decorative arts, as well as rarely seen photographs from the artist's travels and selections from his personal collection of compositional studies

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