Pauline "Polly" Wallen (Tennessee, 1922-2010) oil on canvas still life painting depicting a vase of mixed flowers and three lemons on a table with a striped tablecloth, against a mottled green and brown background. Signed "Pauline Wallen" lower right. Unframed, canvas is secured to stretcher. 32 1/4" H x 26" W. American, late 20th/early 21st century. Biography: A Knoxville native, Wallen studied art at Salem College in Winston-Salem, N.C.; the University of Tennessee; the Corcoran Gallery of Art and Stuart Art School, both in Washington, D.C. In 1982 she was awarded the Medaille D'Argent Aquarelle at Le Grand Palais Salon Des Artistes Francais for her watercolor painting, CLASSIC REALISM. Wallen was also a member of the Tennessee Watercolor Society and Associations of Art in Paris. (courtesy: Hanson Gallery). CONDITION: Overall very good condition with minor scattered surface scratches, largest 1 1/2".
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