Goode Paschall Davis (California/Tennessee, 1906-1989) oil on canvas painting of three Irises, yellow, white and pink. Signed lower left and dated 1967. Hand carved wooden frame. Sight: 19 1/2" H x 15 1/2" W. Framed: 28 3/4" H x 25" WProvenance: the estate of Victor T. Patterson, Franklin, TN. Note: born in Georgia and educated at the Parsons School of Design, Victor Patterson served as a cultural representative to Russia with Dwight D. Eisenhower's "People to People" program (prior to its privatization) before moving to the Nashville, Tennessee area to pursue a career in interior design. He was associated with Bradford's for many years before starting his own business. He decorated the Tennessee Governor's Mansion and the home of several country music stars in the 1970s, and filled his home on Franklin's historic Fourth Avenue with art and antiques from his frequent travels. Artist biography: Born in Havana, Cuba, Davis was educated at Harvard University, and studied painting with Charles Hawthorne and in Paris. He exhibited at the Berkshire Mass. Museum and the National Academy of Design in 1938. He was active in Santa Barbara, CA into the 1950s. He died in Nashville, TN on Oct. 20, 1989. Source: Edan Hughes, Artists in California, 1786-1940. CONDITION: Couple of inclusions lower center and above right tip of pink iris; 3/4" streak stain left center. Otherwise excellent condition.
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