Bill Ralston (Tennessee, 20th century) carved stone sculpture of a dove, on integral base. Overall – 6" H x 11 3/4" W x 5 3/4" D. Note: Bell Buckle based artist William (Bill) Ralston studied art at Vanderbilt University under sculptor Puryear Mims; his first shows were in the 1970s. In 1980 he was awarded Best in Show in Nashville's Century III Exhibit by New York Times Art Critic John Canaday. His public sculptures have been installed at Cheekwood and St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, the Public Library in Brentwood, TN, and in Scottsboro Alabama. He was commissioned in 2013 as sculptor of the Tennessee Governor's Arts Awards. Provenance: Private West Tennessee collection. CONDITION: Very good condition. Layers of paint to back bezeled edge of base.
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