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Famous Faces, Average Joes: The Work of C.F. Payne

September 01, 2009 - January 10, 2010


C.F. PayneSee athletes, politicians, celebrities and everyday people transformed in over 20 portraits by the nationally acclaimed editorial illustrator and native Cincinnatian C.F. Payne. Featured portrait subjects include Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bud Selig, Eddie Murphy, John Belushi and Weeb Eubank.


Payne is best known for his both humorous and poignant illustrations, which have graced the covers of leading publications such as Time, Esquire, Reader’s Digest, Mad and Sports Illustrated. Over his career, Payne has also received many honors, including the Gold Funny Bone Award from the New York Society of Illustrators.



Image: C.F. Payne (American, b.1954); Saturday Night Live For Entertainment Weekly, Winter 1999; mixed media; Lent by the Artist, L10.2009:11