Two (2) Wayne Wen-Yau Wu (Taiwan/Tennessee, born 1935) expressionist watercolor and gouache maritime paintings. 1st item: Abstract watercolor and gouache on paper painting titled "Sailboats" depicting a large group of sailboats and smaller boat in the water. Signed "Wayne Wu AWS" lower right. Artist's card en verso. Matted and housed under glass in a silver gilt frame. Sight – 6 7/8" H x 10 1/4" W. Framed – 13 1/4" H x 16 3/8" W. 2nd item: Abstract watercolor and gouache on board painting titled "Fishing Dock" depicting a dock with sailboats visible in the background. Signed and dated "Wen-Yau Wu 1977" lower right. 20" H x 30 1/8" W. Third quarter 20th century. Provenance: The collection of Dr. William Kendall Striker, Chattanooga, TN. Artist Biography: Wayne Wen-Yau Wu was born in Taiwan in 1935 and received a BA in fine arts from the Taiwan Normal University. Wu studied at the Art Student's League in New York before moving to Chattanooga, Tennessee in the 1970s and California in 2000. In 1982, he became a member of the prestigious American Watercolor Society. CONDITION: Both items overall good condition. 1st item: Slight waviness to paper. Not examined outside of frame. 2nd item: 2 1/4" scratch top right.
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