Richard Jolley (Tennessee, born 1952) pigment, silver leaf, and varnish on heavy paper painting depicting a nude figure in shades of red, orange, yellow, black, and green, rendered in a heavy impasto technique. Unsigned to front, likely signed to back of paper. Float mounted in a contemporary black and giltwood frame. Sheet – 52″ H x 26 1/4″ W. Framed – 56 3/8″ H x 38 7/8″ W. Late 20th/early 21st century. Biography: 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 Carolina’s Penland School of Crafts, under the instruction of studio glass artist Richard Ritter. He currently maintains a studio in Knoxville. To date, Jolley’s 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. (Source: the Knoxville Museum of Art). Provenance: Private Knoxville, TN collection. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Surface scratches, largest 3/4″, to frame.
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