Living at the turn of the 20th century, Edgar Payne was a true man of his time. The Missouri-born painter who grew up roaming the Ozarks traveled the world painting landscapes and scenes like other Impressionists of the day, but it was his exploration of the American West and its powerful beauty that made him stand apart from the set. Like John Muir who poetically described it and Ansel Adams who photographed it, Payne translated the magnitude of nature for the world in an age of increasing industrialism. The touring exhibit Edgar Payne: The Scenic Journey, curated by the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, Calif., continues its exclusive stop in the region at Gilcrease Museum through March 24. Nearly 100 paintings and drawings by the artist complete this retrospective of his career, development and continuing influence in art. For more about the museum, hours, admission and this exhibit, visit online.

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