C.F. Payne, a nationally recognized contemporary artist and illustrator of children’s books, will be discussing his work at a public presentation in The University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum on Friday, Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m.
A reception for Payne will take place in the Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion following the public presentation at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free.
Payne’s work will be on exhibit in the museum’s Lea Gallery from Nov. 3 through Dec. 12, 2014. Gallery hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
Some of Payne’s work includes “The Remarkable Farkle McBride” and “Micawber” written by John Lithgow.
His artwork also has been featured in numerous magazines, including Reader’s Digest, Sports Illustrated, MAD Magazine, Rolling Stone, Time Magazine, The New York Times Book Review and The Atlantic Monthly.
Payne has been commissioned to paint politicians, authors and entertainers. Over the course of his career, Payne has exhibited work at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, the Society of Illustrators Museum of American Illustration in New York, New York, the Cincinnati Art Museum in Ohio, and at numerous college and university galleries.
In addition, he has received national recognition from distinguished organizations such as the Society of Illustrators, the Society of Publication Designers, Communication Arts and publications such as Print Magazine, HOW and Illustration.
Payne received a bachelor of fine arts degree from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio in 1976 and began a freelance career in 1980. He resides in Cincinnati and serves as a professor of illustration at the Columbus College of Art and Design.