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George Ayers Cress (Alabama/Tennessee, 1921-2008) oil on canvas board expressionist landscape painting depicting a road and mountain range, likely the Appalachians Mountains, rendered with broad strokes of solid colors. Signed and dated "George Cress / 1976," lower right. Unframed. Sight 15 7/8" H x 20" W. Biography: "George Cress was born in Anniston, Alabama and studied at Emory University, American University, and the University of Georgia, where he studied under fellow Southern contemporary artist Lamar Dodd. He was a central figure in Chattanooga's arts community and served as President of the Tennessee Arts Council. He sat on the board of the Hunter Museum of Art. From 1951-1984 he was painter in residence at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga. The Cress Gallery of Art at UTC is named in his honor." (Source: The Tennessee Historical Quarterly Vol. XLIV No. 2: "Landscape and Genre Painting in Tennessee 1810-1985").
PROVENANCE: Property of the Hunter Museum of American Art.
CONDITION: Slight bending to lower left corner, upper right corner with minor bending to tip.