June Claire Wayne, painter, printmaker and administrator, was born in Chicago in 1918. She was primarily self-taught as an artist and, at age 18, had her first major exhibition at Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. In 1939, Wayne moved to New York where she worked in the garment industry. With World War II underway, she traveled to California where she studied technical drawing at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. After a brief return to Chicago where she worked in the WPA program and wrote for a radio station, she relocated permanently to Los Angeles in 1946. Wayne attended Lynton Kistler’s workshops on fine printing and worked in his studio on numerous occasions.