Charles Kermit Ewing (TN, 1910-1976) oil on canvas painting titled "South of Taos" depicting a desert landscape beneath a cloudy blue sky. Signed "Ewing" lower right. Signed, dated, and titled with artist's location and original price "C. Kermit Ewing, Knoxville, Tenn, 1970" and "South of Taos, $100" top and bottom of stretcher, en verso. Housed in a wooden frame with an off white linen rabbet edge. Sight – 18" H x 23" W. Framed – 23 1/2" H x 29" W. (Courtesy Peter Falk, "Who Was Who in American Art"): Charles Ewing was a Pennsylvania-born painter, teacher, and lithographer. 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. Areas of stains, largest 1/2", to rabbet edge.
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