Irene S. Coleman (American, 20th Century) oil on canvas cubist painting titled "Harbor at Night," fragmented view of a small boat moored to a dock before a group of buildings, under a red moon. Signed and dated "Irene Coleman 56" lower right. Titled and signed en verso with fragmentary label for Mid-South Exhibition of Paintings 1957, Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, Overton Park, Memphis, Tennessee, and museum accession numbers. Housed in a grey painted wooden frame with gilt rabbet edge. Sight – 24 1/8" H x 40" W. Framed – 33 1/2" H x 49 3/4" 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.
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