Charles Kermit Ewing (Tennessee, 1910-1976) expressionist oil on canvas painting titled "Jamaica Girl" depicting the portrait of a Jamaican female wearing a headdress, seated against a yellow background. Signed and dated "Ewing '58" lower left. Virginia Intermont College, Bristol, Virginia Annual Regional Exhibition label with artist's name, address, title, and return address with additional artist's signature and date en verso. Housed in a wormy wood frame. Sight – 33 1/2" H x 19 1/2" W. Framed – 41 5/8" H x 27 1/2" W. Mid 20th century. Biography (Courtesy Peter Falk, "Who Was Who in American Art"): Charles Ewing was a Pennsylvania-born painter, teacher, and lithographer and one of the so-called Knoxville Seven. He studied at Carnegie Mellon University, Harvard, and the University of Iowa with Jean Charlot. He was a member of art associations in Pittsburgh, Atlanta and New Rochelle, and in 1938, exhibited at the National Academy of Design. He served as art consultant for the Tennessee Valley Authority and, from 1948 until his retirement, was head of the art department at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. CONDITION: Overall very good condition.
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