Charles Kermit Ewing (Tennessee, 1910-1976) abstract oil on canvas seascape depicting waves crashing against a rocky shore scene under a cloudy sky, rendered in muted colors of blue, grey, white and brown. Signed and dated "C. Ewing '67" lower left. Additional marker inscription en verso regarding purchase in 1977. Housed in a carved painted wood frame. Sight – 17 1/2" H x 23 1/2" W. Framed – 21 7/8" H x 28" W. Biography: Charles Ewing was a Pennsylvania-born painter, teacher, and lithographer. He studied at Carnegie Mellon University, Harvard, and the University of Iowa with Jean Charlot. He was a member of art associations in Pittsburgh, Atlanta and New Rochelle, and in 1938, exhibited at the National Academy of Design. He served as art consultant for the Tennessee Valley Authority and, from 1948 until his retirement, was head of the art department at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. (Source: Peter Falk, "Who Was Who in American Art"). CONDITION: Painting overall good condition. Minor scattered abrasions to the frame.
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