SOLD! for $320.00.
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Two (2) Olen Bryant (American/Tennessee, 1927-2017) carved wood hanging sculptures. 1st item: Wooden sculpture or mask of a face with bead eyes. Unsigned. 21 3/8" H x 8" W x 3" D. 2nd item: Wooden figure with face and headdress, possibly carved from a vintage ironing board. Unsigned. 31" L x 5 1/2" W x 1" D. Biography: Born in Cookeville, TN, Bryant was a 1950 graduate of Murray State University and a 1954 graduate of the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield, Michigan with a Master's Degree in Fine Arts. He additionally studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Institute in the Visual Arts in American Culture at the University of Delaware and the Winterthur Museum in 1967. Bryant was a professor at Austin Peay State University from 1964 to 1991. Bryant's artwork is widely collected around the United States and is a part of several museum collections, including the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, the Tennessee State Museum of Art and the Cheekwood Museum of Art in Nashville and his works have been displayed at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center and at the Governor's Mansion during the Phil Bredesen administration. He was a founding member of the Nashville Artist Guild and the Tennessee Association of Craft Artists (sources: Nashville Fine Arts Magazine & The Leaf Chronicle). Provenance: Estate of Olen Bryant, Cottonwood/Clarksville, TN. A letter of authenticity and provenance from the artist's niece, who served as his studio assistant and personal representative for his estate, is available to the successful bidder on this lot. Condition: Overall very good condition with minor wear. 1st item has errant paint drip to figure's forehead.