Adelia Armstrong Lutz (American/Tennessee, 1859-1931) oil and pastel on cardstock portrait of a young girl with long red hair, attired in a white dress with an upward gaze and with a pink rose lower center. Signed lower left "A. A. Lutz". Inscription en verso partially reads "Artist —– Given to Charles & Annette Harris in frame by Mrs. Bill Colqueth —— Circle Knoxville TN 37920". Housed in a molded gilt wood frame with gilt wood liner. Sight: 7 3/4" H x 6 1/4" W. 13 1/2" H x 12" W. 20th century. Framed: Biography: Adelia Armstrong Lutz was known for painting portraits, landscapes, and still lifes. She was born in Jefferson County, Tennessee. She studied art at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and abroad. Upon her return to Knoxville in 1887, she was a director of the Knoxville Art Club and co-organized the Nicholson Art League. She married John Edwin Lutz in 1885 and they built their home, "Westwood", on Knoxville's Kingston Pike in approximately 1890. CONDITION: Painting overall good condition. Frame with later added gilt paint and some scattered minot losses.
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