Reginald Wilmer Vaughan

1869 – 1958

Like many American artists whose careers began in the 19th century, Reginald Wilmer Vaughan was born on the East Coast and went West as an adult.

His ancestors were early colonists with his grandfather having fought under the leadership of George Washington at Valley Forge.

When he was twenty-one he moved to California and began ranching in the San Diego area. By the 1920’s he had moved to Santa Barbara and established an art studio. He became friends with western artist Edward Borein, his neighbor in Santa Barbara. Borein taught him the process of etching. His graphic works indicate Vaughan traveled around the West, especially in desert areas drawing and, then, producing etchings of rock formations and areas he found to be picturesque.

“ Havaso( Havasu) Canyon”
Titled and initialed by artist in pencil in the margin
Image size 3 7/8” x 8 1/16” wide
Excellent condition; unmatted and unframed