Published by Seward Publishing, Hollywood, CA, 1946
Seller: Carpe Diem Fine Books, ABAA, Monterey, CA, U.S.A.
First Edition. INSCRIBED "To Chas Hulett, With my sincere regards and good wishes. Edgar A. Payne." Payne (1883-1947) was a Western landscape painter and muralist, most remembered for his work from the Four Corners area of the Navajo Nation Reservation, the Sierras, Yosemite, and the California coast. In the Sierras, high up in Humphrey's Basin, you will find the lake named for him, Payne Lake. The inscribee is most likely Charles Hulett (1903-1971), painter, illustrator, and cartoonist living in Los Angeles beginning in the 1930s. He studied there at the Otis Art Institute and the Art Center School. (Edan Huges "Artists in California 1786 - 1940". Large 8vo. viii, 101 pp. Illustrated with numerous plates from paintings, plus drawings within the text. Pictorial rust-colored cloth stamped in black. A near fine copy, with minor wear. "Composition of Outdoor Painting" is comprehensive work on composition and composition forms. In this book, Payne also explains landscape painting techniques, color, repetition, rhythm, and value.