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Three (3) Philip Perkins (Tennessee, 1907-1970) works on paper, including two (2) pastel abstract expressionist drawings and one (1) ink on paper figurative drawing. 1st item: "Untitled" pastel on paper abstract drawing rendered in shades of blue, green, black, and brown. Signed "Perkins" lower right. Title, date "1969," artist name, medium, and measurements, en verso. 2nd item: Pastel on paper expressionist drawing depicting a room rendered in shades of grey and black. Signed and dated "Perkins 66" lower right. 3rd item: Ink on paper abstract drawing depicting a religious scene. Signed "Perkins" lower right. All items matted and housed under glass in wooden or black metal frames, two with old Nashville TN framing labels en verso. Sight sizes ranging from 13 7/8" H x 9 7/8" W to 18" H x 12" W. Frames ranging in size from 20" H x 16 1/8" W to 27 1/8" H x 20 1/4" W. All items third quarter 20th century. Biography: Philip Perkins received critical acclaim for his geometric, cubist influenced work of the 1940s and his abstract expressionism in the 1950s. He was born in Waverly, Tennessee and studied at Vanderbilt University and the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1932 he moved to Paris, France, where he studied under Jean Marchaud, Louis Marcoussis, and Fernand Leger. In 1934, he exhibited at the Salon D'Automne and the Salon de Tuileries. In 1940, he moved to New York City and, in 1947, participated in the International Surrealist Exhibition. He spent seven years teaching art at the University of Tennessee in Nashville (1948-1955) but went back to Europe for several more years before returning to Nashville in 1961.
PROVENANCE: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN.
CONDITION: Overall very good condition. None examined out of frames. 3rd item with 1/4" break to glass, lower right (does not affect drawing).