Two (2) Richard Clarke (American/Tennessee, 1923-1997) abstract landscape paintings. 1st item: Watercolor on paper titled "Paint Fork Trees" depicting a stand of verdant green trees, signed and dated lower left "Clarke/'62". Titled lower left margin and dated "1962/L21" lower right margin. Unframed. 10 1/8" H x 14 1/8" W. 2nd item: Watercolor on paper, untitled, depicting a winter time lake scene, with barren trees foreground. Signed and dated lower right "Clarke/'62". Unframed. 16 5/8" H x 22 7/8" W. Biography: Richard Clarke was one of the early members of the University of TennesseeÌs 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: 1st item: Minor toning right margin of paper. 2nd item: Painter's tape to perimeter of paper, otherwise very good condition.
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