Meadowlark Gallery: The Artist Biographies

Edwin Megargee (1883-1958)
Edwin Megargee was born on December 8, 1883 in Mount Airy, Pennsylvania and died on March 13, 1958 in New York City, New York. Edwin studied at the Drexel Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1900 to 1904 and at the Art Students' League of New York City, New York from 1904 to 1905. He was offered commissions to draw and paint domestic farm animals after in 1912 he illustrated a textbook on domestic fowl. Megargee eventually became primarily known for being a painter of dog portraits. Having written and illustrated "Dogs and Horses," two works detailing the modern breeds in those species, and illustrated "The Moon is Waning," "Retriever Gun Dogs: History, Breed, Standards and Training," and several other books about horses and dogs; his work also appeared in such magazines as "Polo," "Country Life," "Hunting and Fishing," and "Field & Stream." He painted 24 nine inch medallions with the heads of popular breeds for the doors of the kennels on the United States Lines,' S. S. Washington; they are now at the American Kennel Club's offices in New York City.
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