2 works by Sterling Boyd Strauser (American, 1907-1995). 1st item: Oil on board still life painting depicting multicolored flowers in a purple vase, signed and dated '87. Giltwood frame with carved corner decorations. Sight: 30" x 25", framed 36" x 30". 2nd item: Standing nude, oil on panel, 5" x 14". Unframed. Provenance: the estate of Helen B. Patterson, Gallatin, Tennessee. Biography (courtesy Askart/The Artists' Bluebook): Sterling Strauser was born in Bloomburg, Pennsylvania. A self-taught artist, he began painting in 1926 in a near impressionist style which evolved into an assertive Klee-like modernism and later into a form of expressionism. Strauser and his wife, Dorothy, were also collectors and promoters of folk art. Retrospectives of his work were held at Lyzon Gallery in Nashville, Tennessee in 1996 and the Reading Public Museum in Pennsylvania 1999-2000. Condition: Excellent condition.