Hubert Shuptrine (American/Tennessee, 1936-2006) watercolor on paper painting titled "Western Exposure" depicting an older man wearing a dark coat and cowboy hat looking to the right, against a light-dappled gray backdrop. Titled upper left corner "Western Exposure/Brazzaville, Texas". Signed and dated "1976" mid-left. Exhibited at the Hunter Museum of Art Oct – Nov, 1977, exhibition label verso. Housed in an ebonized and gilt wood frame with linen matte and ebonized wood liner. Sight – 14" H x 12" W. Framed – 23" H x 20 1/2" W. Third quarter 20th century. Provenance: Dr. Joseph and Mrs. Josephine Lavecchia estate, Chattanooga, TN. Biography: "Hubert Shuptrine graduated in 1959 from the University of Chattanooga with a bachelor's degree in fine arts painting. He earned numerous awards as an abstract oil painter in the 1960's and taught himself watercolor painting during an extended family vacation to Maine, in 1970. From then on, he began chronicling the South and its people in images rendered in watercolor. He traveled back roads, becoming the chronicler of the Old South and its threatened way of life. He collaborated with the Southern storyteller James Dickey in the 1974 book publication JERICHO: THE SOUTH BEHOLD, and published another book, HOME TO JERICHO, in 1987. Shuptrine's work is in the permanent collections of over 50 national museums, including the Brandywine Museum in Chadd's Ford, Pennsylvania, and the Butler Institute in Youngstown, Ohio." Source: Askart (essay by Martha R. Severens, Curator at the Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, South Carolina; Alan Shuptrine Fine Art). CONDITION: Overall very good condition with no damage apparent.
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