Edwin Megargee prints

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Edwin Megargee prints are prints of paintings by the American artist Edwin Megargee.

 

Background

Edwin Megargee (1883 – 1958) was an American artist renowned for his paintings of pure bred dogs. He was born and raised in Philadelphia, and studied art at Drexel University before briefly working as a professional illustrator. After moving to New York with his family, he then studied at the famous Art Students’ League in 1919 before starting his career as a painter.

His artistic talent combined with his love for pure bred dogs led him to a number of commissions which would make his name. Alongside his career as an artist, Megargee was a dog breeder specialising in Scottish Terriers and ran the Tobermory Kennels with Marguerite Kirmse. He was also a dog show judge, and acted as first the Govenor and then the President of the Scottish Terrier Club of America.

Throughout his career Megargee painted a large number of competition winners and notable dogs, and today his work stands as a record of many breeds during the first half of the 20th century.

Edwin Megargee prints

Edwin Megargee’s paintings have been issued as prints for many years, and are still reprinted today. Vintage examples are commonly found in antique shops, or on internet auction sites such as eBay, and contemporary prints of his work can be found on a number of websites.

How much are Edwin Megargee prints worth?

Prints of Megargee’s work have been produced in large numbers for many years, meaning they have little value as rare or collectible items. Most can be purchased without a frame for between $10 - $20, depending on the size and condition.

Vintage magazines featuring artwork by Megargee have more of a value to collectors. Copies of Life magazine or Field and Stream from the 1920s and 30s which include his cover or feature artwork can often sell for far more than his prints.

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