Two (2) Carl Sublett (Tennessee, 1919-2008) watercolor on paper landscape paintings. 1st item: Watercolor landscape titled "Hill Tree" depicting the base of a tree with bare branches, set in a field with a line of trees in the background beneath a grey sky. Dated and signed "75 Sublett" lower right. Collector's Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee, label with artist's name, title, and additional information, en verso. Double matted and housed under glass in a a metallic silver painted wooden frame. Sight – 13 3/4" H x 10 1/2" W. Framed – 24" H x 20" W. 2nd item: Watercolor landscape titled "Winter Mountain", depicting an expressionist view of a snowy mountainside. Dated and signed "74 C/ Sublett" lower right. Collector's Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee, label with artist's name, title, and additional information, en verso. Float mounted and housed under glass in a metallic silver painted wooden frame with black trim. Sheet – 10 7/8" H x 14" W. Framed – 18 3/4" H x 21 1/2" W. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. Biography: Carl Sublett studied Art History at the American Academy in Florence, Italy, after serving as a sergeant in World War II. He moved to Knoxville in 1954 where he studied with Kermit Ewing and eventually became a Professor of Fine Art at the University of Tennessee. Sublett was a founding member of the art group, The Knoxville Seven, a progressive group working from 1955-1965, which produced some of the first abstract expressionist art in Tennessee. In 1982 he retired from teaching and in 1984, he opened the Sublett Gallery in Knoxville. In 1991, "The Unseen Carl Sublett" was the first exhibit at the new Knoxville Museum of Art (built on the site of the 1982 World's Fair). Sublett won numerous awards for his paintings and was a member of the National Academy of Design. His works are in the collections of the National Academy of Design, The Tennessee State Museum, and Cheekwood, Nashville. (source: The Tennessee Arts Commission). CONDITION: Both paintings overall very good condition, with slight waviness to paper. Not examined outside of frames. 2nd item: Area of minor gilt loss to top edge of frame.
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