Max Hochstetler painting and nine (9) Robert Vantrease Prints of Nashville. 1st item: Terry Max Hochstetler (Tennessee, 1941-2019), "Road Painting," mixed media on paper painting depicting intersecting roads and trees rendered in an expressionist style. Signed and dated "T. M. Hochstetler 71" upper center. Label en verso lists artist's name, title, and description of the work as follows: "Imaginary landscape painting, mixed media on paper utilizing a shaped matt as part of the total design. From the "road series of 1973". Housed behind plexiglass in a wood frame with linen liner. Sight – 26 3/4" H x 29 1/2" W. Biography: Max Hochstetler earned a Master of Fine Arts from Southern Illinois University and served as chair of the art department at Austin Peay State University from 1989 to 1993. His work is included in several prominent collections including the Tennessee State Museum, Customs House Museum, and Vanderbilt University, and his public art commissions include a series of murals depicting the history of APSU in the Sundquist Building; two wall paintings for The Nashville Network and Country Music Television, Gaylord Enterprises, which are now are in the collection of The Country Music Hall of Fame; and three paintings and two wall murals for Opryland Hotel in Nashville. He was a signature artist and board member of the Tennessee Watercolor Society, and past-president of the Nashville Artist Guild. (Source: Tennessee Arts Commission, Clarksville Arts & Heritage Development Council). 2nd item: Nine (9) Robert Vantrease (Tennessee, 1927-1989) framed prints of Nashville, Tennessee landmarks. Subjects include 2 views of The Hermitage, home of president Andrew Jackson; The Tennessee State Capitol; The Parthenon; Union Station; Kirkland Hall at Vanderbilt University; the Centennial Park Bridge; Fort Nashborough; and Belle Meade Plantation. Housed together under glass in a stained wood frame with ivory mat. All sights approximately 10" H x 7 1/2" W. Framed – 32 1/2" H x 40 1/2" W. Biography: Robert Vantrease was a Nashville artist and longtime director of the Medical Illustration department at Vanderbilt Medical Center. He was known for his architectural renderings of buildings and was a member of the Tennessee Art League, the Tennessee Watercolor Society, the Pastel Society of America and Nashville Artist Guild. (Source: Vanderbilt University). Provenance: A Nashville, Tennessee estate. CONDITION: 1st item: Some yellowing to matte. Overall very good condition. 2nd item: Some light toning to paper, few abrasions to frame, overall very good condition.
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