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Four (4) William "Bill" Kidwell (Tennessee, 1934-2015) works on paper. 1st item: Watercolor and gouache painting titled "Ghost on the Veranda" depicting a wood paneled house with a large veranda surrounded by a tree and shrubbery, the ghostly figure of a person seated on a chair by the front door beneath a cloudy blue sky. Signed and dated "Kidwell '91" lower right. Titled, top center. Float mounted and matted under glass in a black wooden frame with foliate running pattern. 2nd item: Watercolor and gouache painting depicting a winter landscape with a train in the foreground before a wooden train station, middle ground, with trees beneath a white sky. Signed and dated "Kidwell 1996" lower right. Housed and matted under glass in a wooden frame. 3rd item: Watercolor and gouache painting depicting a city street scene, circa 1940's below a cloudy blue sky. Signed and dated "Kidwell 1975" lower right. Double matted and housed under glass in a wooden frame. 4th item: Pen and ink with watercolor painting depicting a seated, late middle aged man, foreground, against a black background with white lettering reading "CANADA DR…" slightly obscured by his head. Signed and dated "Kidwell 1975" lower right. Float mounted and housed under glass in a silver metal frame. Sights range in size from 11" H x 14 5/8" W to 20" H x 27" W. Framed – 20 1/4" H x 23 1/2" W to 28 1/2" H x 34 1/2" W. Biography: William "Bill" Kidwell was born in Knoxville and studied painting at the University of Tennessee. He worked as an assistant to Kermit Ewing, one of the "Knoxville Seven" artists, and later as a technical illustrator for Lockheed Aircraft in California. During the 1960s he traveled across the U.S. extensively, spending prolonged amounts of time in New Orleans, Berkeley, CA, and Taos, New Mexico. He eventually returned to the Knoxville area and taught for awhile at UT. Kidwell moved to Middle Tennessee in 1973, and remained there until his death in 2015, exhibiting through galleries in Tennessee, California and North Carolina.
CONDITION: All items in overall good condition with light toning. Not examined outside of frames. 4th item: Scattered minute foxing spots. Area of dampstaining, lower left of mat.