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Thomas J. Scott (American, 1924-1988) oil on canvas abstract painting titled "Red and Black Marine" depicting shapes in shade of red, white, pink, green, gray, and black rendered in a heavy impasto technique. Signed en verso with artist's location, museum accession numbers, and label for Mid-South Exhibition of Paintings 1959, Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, Overton Park, Memphis, Tennessee exhibition, plus a small second label with artist name and title. "Frame" is actually strips of thin wooden veneers applied to sides of canvas. 49 1/2" H x 43 1/2" W. Mid 20th century. Provenance: Deaccessioned from the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. Note: the first annual Mid-South Exhibition was held at the Brooks in 1956, a tradition that continued for the next 17 years and included purchase prizes to help bring regional art into the collection. Jurors included artists such as Wil Barnet and Jack Levine as well as museum directors from institutions such as Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and The Walker Art Center. CONDITION: Overall very good condition.