Two (2) Arthur Rivotuso (American/Chattanooga, 1928-1991) abstract watercolor on paper paintings. 1st item: Watercolor on paper still life painting depicting an abstract rendering of an armchair, a vase with a wilting flower, and a lamp in a small room. Signed lower right. Housed and matted under glass in a gilt wood frame with beaded course rabbet edge. Sight – 35" H x 25" W. Framed – 47 1/4" H x 37" W. 2nd item: Watercolor on paper painting depicting an abstract landscape with bare trees against a multicolor pastel sky. Signed and dated "'72" lower right. Housed and matted under glass in a gilt wood frame with beaded course rabbet edge. Sight – 12 5/8" H x 16" W. Framed – 20 1/2" H x 23 1/2" W. Both items third quarter 20th century. Provenance: The collection of Dr. William Kendall Striker, Chattanooga, TN. Note: Arthur Rivotuso was a professor of piano and artist in residence at the University of Chattanooga for 22 years. The Arthur Rivotuso Scholarship for Piano was established in his memory upon his death in 1991. CONDITION: Overall good condition with foxing spots, areas of dampstaining, waviness to paper. Not examined outside of frames.
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