Edward Hurst (Tennessee, 1912-1972) watercolor still life depicting an Asian female figurine standing with a flowering magnolia branch. Signed and dated lower right “For Alice, Dec 30, 1949, Edward Hurst”. Housed in the original painted wooden frame. Sight – 14 1/2″ H x 21 1/2″ W. Framed – 21 3/4″ H x 31 1/4″ W. Biography: In addition to studying under Catherine Wiley in Knoxville, Hurst studied at the Academy House in Florence and the Royal Academy of Arts in London. Hurst died in Edinburgh, Scotland. An example of Hurst’s work is illustrated in the “Art & Furniture of East Tennessee” by Namuni Hale Young, p. 105, figure 58. Condition: Painting overall very good condition. Some yellowing to mat.
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