Steve "Jum" Yee (Chinese/California, b. 1934) oil on canvas abstract painting titled "Formation Down" depicting three circles against a gradient background in shades of brown and dark blue. Unsigned. Label en verso with artist's name and title from the Mid-South Exhibition of Paintings, 1968, Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, Overton Park, Memphis, Tennessee. Housed in a white painted wooden frame. Sight – 48" H x 60" W. Framed – 50" H x 62" W. Mid 20th century. Provenance: Deaccessioned from the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. Note: Yee was born in China but active in Memphis in the 1960s. A solo exhibition of his work was held at the Brooks Museum in August, 1968. Since the 1970s, he has worked as an art director, teacher and painter in California. 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.
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