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Illustrator C.F. Payne to present workshop on his distinctive work

Mar. 19, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- The Huntington Museum of Art will welcome C.F. Payne as a Walter Gropius Master Artist in March.

Payne will speak about his work at 7 p.m. March 22. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served.

Payne will present a three-day workshop at HMA titled "Step-by-Step Process for Effective Illustration" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 22-24. Call 304-529-2701 for workshop fee information.

An exhibition of work by Payne went on view March 2 and continues through May 5 at HMA.

Payne is considered one of America's foremost contemporary artist-illustrators and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, in 1976 and further honed his skills at the Illustrators Workshop in Tarrytown, N.Y. Payne began his freelance career in 1980 and is currently based in his hometown of Cincinnati.

Payne's illustrations have been featured on the covers of Readers Digest, Time Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, The Atlantic Monthly, U.S. News and World Report, Sports Illustrated, Boys Life, MAD Magazine and der Spiegel. He has been commissioned to paint numerous politicians, authors and entertainers, and has illustrated 10 children's picture books, including "The Remarkable Farkle McBride" and "Micawber," written by John Lithgow. Payne is a Professor of Illustration and Chair of Graduate Studies at the Columbus College of Art and Design.

Payne has received national recognition from organizations such as the Society of Illustrators, the Society of Publication Designers, Communication Arts, and publications such as Print Magazine, How Magazine and Illustration Magazine. His work garnered Gold and Silver awards from the Society of Illustrators of both New York and Los Angeles, and he received the Hamilton King Award - one of the industry's most prestigious - from the Society of Illustrators of New York. Payne has exhibited work in the National Portrait Gallery (Washington, D.C.), the National Academy Museum (New York), the Norman Rockwell Museum (Stockbridge, Mass.), Cincinnati Art Museum (Cincinnati) and numerous college and university galleries such as the Selby Gallery at the Ringling College of Art and Design (Sarasota, Fla.).

The Walter Gropius Master Artist Series is funded through the Estate of Roxanna Y. Booth, who wished to assist in the development of an art education program in accordance with the proposals of Walter Gropius, who designed the Museum's Gropius Addition as well as the Gropius Studios.

HMA is fully accessible. For more information about events at HMA, visit www.hmoa.org or call 304-529-2701.