Fred Wiesener (Texas, b. 1942) oil on masonite board abstract painting titled "Glazed Light" featuring geometric forms and patterns in shades of red, pink and orange, suggestive of light refracted through a stained glass window. Signed and dated "Fred Wiesener 62" lower center. Additional signature and exhibition label verso, Mid-South First Prize Winners, Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, Overton Park, Memphis, Tennessee. Housed in a wooden frame. Sight – 47 1/8" H x 48" W. Framed- 49 1/4" H x 49 1/4" W. Mid 20th century. Biography (Courtesy: Kentucky Artisan Center): A native of Houston, TX, Fred Wiesener studied at the Memphis Academy of Fine Arts and the Atlanta School of Arts. He has a BA in Arts from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, and an MFA in ceramics from Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY. His exhibitions include Festival of the Masters in Lake Buena Vista, FL, Mid-South Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, and Grovewood Gallery in Asheville, NC. 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 good condition with areas of paint loss to top left and left margin.
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