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2 John Frederick Richardson (Tennessee/Illinois, 1906-1998) watercolor landscapes. 1st item: Watercolor on paper landscape painting titled "Autumn Waterfall" depicting a waterfall surrounded by trees with fall foliage. Signed "John Richardson" with copyright symbol, lower left. Label en verso for the 1983 Tennessee All-State Artists Exhibition at Parthenon Galleries, Nashville, TN, and a Watkins College of Art and Design Collection label indicating that it won the purchase prize, along with framing and accession labels. Float mounted and housed under plexiglass in a silver metal frame. Sheet: 18" H x 27 3/4" W. Sight: 19 3/4" H x 29 1/2" W. Framed: 20 1/4" H x 30 1/4" W. 2nd item: Watercolor on paper coastal landscape painting titled "Western Shore" depicting cliff with trees overlooking a rocky coastline, with additional rock formations in the water beneath a cloudy sky. Signed "J. Richardson" lower right. Allstate Art Exhibition, 1992 identification tag with handwritten notation indicating that the painting won a purchase award, and a label with a museum accession number, en verso. Housed and double matted under plexiglass in a silver metal frame. Sight: 21 1/2" H x 30" W. Framed: 28 1/4" H x 36 1/4" W. Biography: "Preferring watercolor to oil, John Richardson had a long career painting landscapes in many styles and mediums and in many places from Tennessee to Arizona to Washington State. He lived in Tennessee and Illinois. He studied at Vanderbilt University, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the University of Chicago. Exhibition venues included the Pennsylvania Academy, Art Institute of Chicago and Vanderbilt University. Richardson taught at Watkins Institute in Nashville from 1938 to 1942 and from 1949 to 1969 at the University of Illinois in Chicago Circle." (Source: Peter Falk, "Who Was Who in American Art"). 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. Condition: 1st item: Overall very good condition with waviness to paper. Some debris trapped under plexiglass. Not examined outside of frame. 2nd item: Overall very good condition with waviness to paper. Not examined outside of frame.