Two (2) American artworks, including Philip Perkins abstract oil painting, and Eliot Candee Clark pastel landscape. 1st item: Philip Perkins (Tennessee, 1907-1970) abstract oil on canvas painting rendered in shades of purple, green, and blue-grey. Signed and dated "Perkins '60". Unframed, canvas is secured to stretcher. 18 1/8" H x 24 1/8" W. American, mid 20th century. Biography: Philip Perkins received critical acclaim for his geometric, cubist influenced work of the 1940s and his abstract expressionism in the 1950s. He was born in Waverly, Tennessee and studied at Vanderbilt University and the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1932 he moved to Paris, France, where he studied under Jean Marchaud, Louis Marcoussis, and Fernand Leger. In 1934 he exhibited at the Salon D'Automne and the Salon de Tuileries. In 1940 he moved to New York City and in 1947 participated in the International Surrealist Exhibition. He spent seven years teaching art at the University of Tennessee in Nashville (1948-1955) but went back to Europe for several more years before returning to Nashville in 1961. 2nd item: Eliot Candee Clark (American, 1883-1980) pastel on paper landscape painting, likely the Shenandoah Valley, titled "The Purple Mountains". Pencil signed lower right. R. H. Love (Chicago, ILL) label en verso. Housed in a gilt wood frame with white matte. Sight – 8 3/4" H x 11 1/2" W. Framed – 15 5/8" H x 19 5/8" W. Provenance: Private Southern Collection. CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition with few surface abrasions. 2nd item: Pastel overall very good condition. Abrasions and losses to frame, mainly left side.
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