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Group of five (5) Carew Rice (South Carolina, 1899-1971) silhouettes on cardstock, all signed "Carew Rice" and dated 1958. Includes two (2) Tennessee related scenes including one(1) titled "In Tennessee Woods" and one (1) titled "Wildfowl in Old Hickory Lake" and three (3) silhouettes: two (2) females and one (1) male. Ranging in size from 6" H x 4" W to 6 1/4" H x 5" W. Biography: Carew Rice is known as one of America's leading Silhouette artists. His artistic training began at the University of Chattanooga where he is said to have taken an art course as an elective. Prompted by a professor's comment that most people identify their friends by profiles, Rice began cutting silhouettes of his friends. Rice is most commonly associated with South Carolina, where he born, and where he later became a folk-singer and story-teller in addition to creating intricate silhouette portraits and landscapes of Lowcountry landscapes. His figurative silhouettes were eagerly sought by Charleston society and collectors throughout the world during his lifetime. He died at his home, Brick House Plantation, in South Carolina in 1971. The Estate of William Pursell, Nashville, Tennessee. Condition: All overall good condition. Duck landscape silhouette with some minor lifting in a couple of areas. Deer scene with minute loss upper left margin. Boy silhouette with toning to cardstock.