1st item – Watercolor by Richard Clarke (American/Tennessee 1923 – 1997) depicting a Winter landscape with tree and fence posts. Signed and dated in the painting lower right, "Clarke, '64". Unframed. Sight: 17- 1/4" H x 22-1/4" W. Overall: 18 3/4" H x 23-3/4" W. 2nd item – Watercolor by Richard Clarke (American, Tennessee 1923 – 1997) depicting a Maine coastal scene. Signed and dated in the painting lower right margin, "Clarke, '66". Also titled in the margin lower right "Bar Harbor, 9-8-66, Sand Beach". Unframed. Sight: 16" H x 21-3/4" W. Overall: 18" H x 24" W. Biography: Richard Clarke was one of the early members of the University of Tennessee's art faculty. He is often associated with the "Knoxville Seven", a group of progressive artists connected to the University of Tennessee which included Robert Birdwell, C. Kermit Ewing, Joanna Higgs, Walter H. Stevens and Carl Sublett. He often found inspiration for his watercolor abstractions in the natural world around him. Condition: Overall very good condition, some toning to paper.
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