Art of the Stamp
From the Collection of the United States Postal Services

C.F. Payne

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Chris Payne’s insightful portraits of the famous and the infamous are often found on the covers and pages of America’s leading publications. Praised for his artistic flexibility and meticulous craftsmanship, he lives and works in his hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio, where he creates distinctive editorial images for Esquire, Time, The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, and an impressive roster of advertising clients. The recipient of many professional awards and honors, he chairs the Society of Illustrators’ museum committee and teaches at the Columbus College of Art. His artwork has appeared on five U.S. stamps.



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