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George Ayres Cress (Alabama/Tennessee, 1921-2008) oil on board Cubist style abstract painting. Signed and dated George Cress 1957 lower right. Housed in a wooden frame painted grey with off white matte. This lot also includes an article about a Cress exhibit in the Cumberland County Bank, published in the Crossville Chronicle, Thursday, April 1, 1971 (attached to back of frame). Sight – 21" H x 14 3/4" W. Framed – 35 1/4" H x 27 3/4" W. Biography (courtesy Askart: The Artist's Bluebook and Landscape and Genre Painting in Tennessee 1810-1985: Tennessee Historical Quarterly Vol. XLIV No. 2 ): 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 and sat on the board of the Hunter Museum of Art. From 1951-1984 was painter in residence at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga; the Cress Gallery of Art at UTC is named in his honor. CONDITION: Overall excellent condition. Marks on matte, scuffs on frame.