Pauline Wallen (Tennessee, 20th century) impressionist oil on canvas depicting a mountain landscape in East Tennessee. Titled on back stretcher, "Rising Mist over Mt. Leconte". Signed and dated "65" lower left. Housed in the original gilt molded frame. Sight: 10 3/4" H X 13 1/2" W, Frame: 14" H x 16 7/8" W. 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 is also a member of the Tennessee Watercolor Society and Associations of Art in Paris. (Courtesy of Hanson Gallery). Provenance: Mary Beth Cranwell Montgomery Estate, Knoxville, TN. Condition: Overall very good condition. Two small dots of inpainting lower right quadrant. See blacklight photo.
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