George Ayers Cress (Alabama/Tennessee, 1921-2008) oil on board abstract painting of boats in harbor, rendered in bright colors. Signed and dated "George Cress 1957" lower right. Housed in a simple painted wood frame under glass. Sight – 15" H x 22" W Framed – 25" H x 31 3/8" W. Biography (from the Tennessee Historical Quarterly Vol. XLIV No. 2: Landscape and Genre Painting in Tennessee 1810-1985): "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, served as President of the Tennessee Arts Council and 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". CONDITION: Overall excellent condition.
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