Paul Lancaster (Tennessee/Colorado, 1930-2019) oil on canvas painting titled "Tropical Still Life" depicting a bowl of fruit and a blue vase with flowers on a table with a pattern red table cloth, against a triptych of birds and colorful plants. Signed "Lancaster" lower right. Titled, signed, and dated "1995" en verso of stretcher. Unframed, canvas is secured to stretcher. 34 1/4" H x 34" W. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. Biography: Self-taught artist Paul Lancaster began painting in the late 1950s in Colorado, while training as an Army medic. His grandfather and great grandfather were Cherokee Indian, and Lancaster's love of nature and spirituality influence many of his canvases. His work has been included in numerous exhibitions including The Art of Tennessee at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts and a 2013 one man show at the Parthenon in Nashville, which brought together many of his works created over the last 50 years. CONDITION: Overall very good condition with light 4 1/2" surface scratch, lower right.
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