Two (2) Carl Sublett (Tennessee, 1919-2008) watercolor on paper paintings. 1st item: Watercolor landscape on paper titled "The Steeple House" depicting a white clapboard church. Signed lower left "Sublett." 1975 Nashville gallery label en verso. Housed in a gilt and green painted wood frame. Sight – 10 3/4" H x 12 3/4" W. Framed – 19 1/8" H x 21 1/8" W. Circa 1975. 2nd item: Watercolor painting depicting a two story white frame house with reddish colored shutters, portico, and roof, and a mountain range visible in the distance, beneath a grey and blue sky. Signed "Sublett" lower right. Float mounted and matted under glass in a black wooden frame with gilt trim. Sheet – 12 1/4" H x 16 1/8" W. Framed – 21 3/4" H x 25 5/8" 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 good condition. 2nd item: Few scattered minute foxing spots. Not examined outside of frame.
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