Frank W. Long (Kentucky, 1906-1999) oil on canvas landscape painting depicting a winding road in autumn hills with church at mid ground located in Pilot Knob, Madison County, Kentucky. Unsigned. Artist's name and 1934 written in marker on back of stretcher. Framed – 23 1/2" H x 29 1/2" W. Southern, 1934. Provenance: Private Kentucky Collection. Biography: Frank Long lived in Berea, KY between 1934 and 1962 while operating an art studio, lapidary and jewelry business. He participated in the New Deal mural project sponsored by the Treasury Department's Section of Fine Art during the Depression and decorated 6 buildings with murals including the Berea Post Office. During his time in Berea, Long also created smaller scale paintings that were sold to the public and hung in homes throughout the area. He was drafted to serve in WWII and afterwards his interests shifted to jewelry making and preserving Native American artifacts. (Biography edited from Library Guides, Berea College, Hutchins Library). The painting is accompanied by a handwritten letter from the artist's wife along with a photograph of Mr. Long in his latter years. CONDITION: Overall good condition with three small paint chips lower left margin.
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