Two (2) Richard Clarke (American/Tennessee, 1923-1997) abstract Tennessee landscape watercolors on one paper, one titled "Roan Mountain III", depicting the mountain during late summer, signed and dated "Clarke/'63" lower right. Titled lower left margin, numbered and dated "9-14-63, 1963/306". The other scene untitled but on the reverse of same sheet depicting a summer scene of Roan Mountain. Signed and dated lower right "Clarke/'67" and additionally dated in the lower margin "July 20, 1967". Unframed. 18 3/4" H x 23 3/4" W. Biography: Richard Clarke was one of the early members of the University of Tennessee's art faculty. He is often associated with the "Knoxville Seven", a group of progressive artists connected to the University of Tennessee which included Robert Birdwell, C. Kermit Ewing, Joanna Higgs, Walter H. Stevens and Carl Sublett. He often found inspiration for his watercolor abstractions in the natural world around him. CONDITION: Minor toning to paper, otherwise very good condition.
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