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JUNE WAYNE b.1918



Biography: June Wayne began painting as a child and later became involved in the New York School of painters. By 1938, Wayne became an easel project artist for the WPA Art Project, in Chicago, followed by a profession during World War II as a radio writer as well as a stylist for a jewelry manufacturing company. After a return to painting, Wayne moved to Los Angeles in 1940, where the concept of `space' becomes the essential elements of her works. Moving from oil painting on to printmaking, Wayne, experimented with techniques such as embossing or altering the surface of the lithographic stone. Most noteworthy are the works executed at the Tamarind Lithography Workshop, a successful Institute which she founded and directed in Los Angeles in 1959. Consistently ahead of her time, June Wayne dealt with optical and light theories, symbols and narrative structures, without paralleling any of her contemporary's visions. In her work she found a balance in control and through letting go. She would over time develop a method involving different aspects of optics which controlled the order in which her compositions were experienced and understood by the viewer.

Chronology: [Click For Chrono PDF]

Paintings

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The Dreamers

The Dreamers

Oil on canvas1952

Prints

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Hommage d'Autun

Hommage d'Autun

Lithograph1957
Nevelson, Short Cuts

Nevelson, Short Cuts

Color lithograph on Rives1980
Promenade

Promenade

Etching1958
She is All States and All Princes, I John Donne Series

She is All States and All Princes, I John Donne Series

Lithograph1957
Shine Here to us and thou art everywhere

Shine Here to us and thou art everywhere

Lithograph1956
The Advocate

The Advocate

Lithograph1952
The Bride

The Bride

Lithograph1951
The Cavern II

The Cavern II

Lithograph1951
The Climb

The Climb

Lithograph1957
The Extasie - To our bodies turne wee then

The Extasie - To our bodies turne wee then

Color Lithograph1958 Dec
The Hunter

The Hunter

Lithograph1952
The Orator

The Orator

Lithograph1961
The Sanctified

The Sanctified

Lithograph1950
The Suitor

The Suitor

Lithograph1951
The Target

The Target

Lithograph1951
The Tunnel #2

The Tunnel #2

Lithograph1951
The Witnesses I

The Witnesses I

Lithograph1952 Sep
The Witnesses II

The Witnesses II

Color embossed lithograph1952 Aug
Third Monument-Paris

Third Monument-Paris

Lithograph1957
To Get to the Other Side

To Get to the Other Side

Lithograph1968