Richard Jolley (Tennessee, born 1952) blown and hot formed glass "totem" titled "Memories Lingering" with fabricated and acid etched elements. Colors of amber, clear, cobalt, purple, aqua and gold. Signed and dated "1997" en verso on base. 34" H x 9 1/2" dia. 20th century. Biography (Courtesy of the Knoxville Museum of Art): Richard Jolley was born in Wichita, Kansas, in 1952 and as a youth, he moved to Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He began his art training at Tusculum College in Greenville, Tennessee in 1970, studying under noted glass artist Michael Taylor. After receiving his B.F.A. from George Peabody College in Nashville (now part of Vanderbilt University), Jolley continued graduate studies at North CarolinaÃs Penland School of Crafts, under the instruction of studio glass artist Richard Ritter. He currently maintains a studio in Knoxville. To date, JolleyÃs work is represented in more than 33 public collections, including the Carnegie Museum of Art; the Corning Museum of Glass; the Frederick Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles, the Knoxville Museum of Art; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Purchased in 1997 by owner. Provenance: Property of the estate of Arlene Goldstine, Knoxville, TN. Condition: Overall excellent condition.
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