Sterling Strauser (Pennsylvania, 1907-1995) oil on board painting, with the profile of a bust-length female nude subject incised into the off-white painted surface. Signed "Strauser" lower right. Housed in reflective silver tone metal frame. Sight – 17 7/8" H x 13 5/8" W. Framed – 22 1/4" H x 18" W. Provenance: the estate of Victor T. Patterson, Franklin, TN. Note: born in Georgia and educated at the Parsons School of Design, Victor Patterson served as a cultural representative to Russia with Dwight D. Eisenhower's "People to People" program (prior to its privatization) before moving to the Nashville, Tennessee area to pursue a career in interior design. He was associated with Bradford's for many years before starting his own business. He decorated the Tennessee Governor's Mansion and the home of several country music stars in the 1970s, and filled his home on Franklin's historic Fourth Avenue with art and antiques from his frequent travels. CONDITION: Painting overall very good condition. Frame has some scratches and abrasions.
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