Edwin Megargee (1883-1958) is best known for his portraits of dogs and poultry.
He created animal portraits which reflected how the animal looked, hence was more of an illustrator that many of his nineteenth century predecessors. He said “early in my career I determined to portray animals as they actually are and I studied the anatomy and structure of birds and animals until I could have articulated the skeleton of anything from a hen to a horse.”
Megargee grew up in Philadelphia, and at an early age was drawing animals. At sixteen he convinced his father that he was going to be an artist. He went to Georgetown University, then Drexel University to study art.
Here are some of his prints for you to choose from. They are genuine antiques from 1921.