John Wesley Chumley (Virginia/Tennessee, 1928-1984) watercolor snow scene painting depicting a farmstead with freshly fallen snow having a small pond bearing the reflection of the farm with barren trees in the foreground and the main house with outbuildings and barren trees background. Signed lower right “Chumley”. Housed in a molded giltwood frame with linen liner. Sight – 20 1/2″ H x 25 3/4″ W. Framed – 27 1/2″ H & 34 W. Biography (courtesy Askart: The Artists’ Bluebook/J.C. Tumblin): “John Chumley was born in Minnesota and grew up in Tennessee. His interest in realism flourished while studying under Walter Stuempfig at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; he also studied at the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida and was Artist in Residence at the Fort Worth Center of Art in Texas from 1958-1961. Chumley moved with his family to the Shenandoah Valley in 1961. Scenes from his native East Tennessee were a frequent source of inspiration. He had one man shows at the Dulin Gallery of Art (predecessor of the Knoxville Museum of Art, Fort Worth, Norfolk, Va., Pennsylvania and New York. His New York exhibits were very successful and earned him national recognition and comparisons with Hopper and Wyeth. He is buried in Winchester, Virginia. Provenance: Private Knoxville, TN collection. CONDITION: Overall very good condition.
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