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Two (2) McCullough Partee (Tennessee, 1900-1989) watercolor on paper paintings including one (1) titled "First Avenue Near the Square" and one (1) titled "Scene Near the River" both depicting the railroad tracks along downtown Nashville's historic First Avenue. Both signed "McCPartee" lower left and/or top right. Both with handwritten labels, "Scene Near the River" with a typed Watkins Institute Art Collection label indicating that the painted was a gift from Betty Partee, McCullough's wife, en verso. Both housed and double matted under glass in identical metallic silver wooden frames. Sights: 9 1/4" H x 13 1/4" W. Frames: 17 1/8" H x 20 1/4" W. Circa 1950. Provenance: Art Collection of former Watkins College of Art; proceeds benefit scholarship endowment for students in the new Watkins College of Art at Belmont University. Biography: Mccullough Partee was born in Nashville in his grandfather's home across from the Tennessee State Capitol. He studied at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, and at the Art Institute of Chicago (where he later taught). In New York, he studied at the Art Students League with George Bridgman and Edward Penfield, at Grand Central School of Art with Harvey Dunn and Pruett Carter, and at the National Academy of Design with Charles Hawthorne (whose work is also represented in this auction). Although an easel painter, he was perhaps known for his illustration work, which appeared in Colliers, Liberty, and the Country Gentleman. In 1948, while working as art editor of the Southern Agriculturist, he was named a director of the Nashville Museum of Art; he also taught at the Nashville School of Fine Arts and was listed in Who's Who in American Art. A retrospective of his work was held at the Nashville Artist Guild in 1987 (Source: the Nashville Tennessean, June 5, 1987, Oct 11, 1951). Condition: Both items in overall good condition with slight waviness to paper. Not examined outside of frames. Glass is slightly loose in frames.