1st item: Abstract watercolor painting depicting a beach by Richard Clarke (American, Tennessee 1923 – 1997) . Signed and dated in the painting lower left margin, "Clarke,1967". Unframed. Sight – 17" H x 23 1/2" W. Overall – 17 1/2" H x 24 3/4" W. 2nd item – Abstract multi-color watercolor painting by Richard Clarke (American, Tennessee 1923 – 1997). Signed lower mid-margin "Clarke 58". Unframed. 17 3/8" H x 23 3/8" W. Biography: Richard Clarke was one of the early members of the University of Tennessees art faculty. He is associated with the "Knoxville Seven" , a group of progressive artists connected to the University of Tennessee which included Robert Birdwell, C. Kermit Ewing, Joanna Higgs, Walter H. Stevens and Carl Sublett. He often found inspiration for his watercolor abstractions in the natural world around him. Condition: 1st item: Overall very good condition. 2nd item: Overall very good condition, some toning to paper. Brown taped applied to upper and right margins.
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