Hugh C. Tyler (Tennessee/New York, 1885-1976) oil on canvas American landscape painting, depicting a mountain range during springtime with a stand of trees in the foreground, possibly the Smoky Mountains. Signed lower left "Hugh Tyler". Partial National Academy of Design label upper left en verso. Housed in a hand carved Newcomb-Macklin gilt wood frame. 29 1/2" H x 35 1/2" W. Framed – 35 1/2" H x 41 1/2" W. Biography (courtesy the McClung Historical Collection): "Although he was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Hugh Tyler (1885-1976) spent most of his childhood and young adulthood in Knoxville. He graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in 1905 and studied drawing and painting with a local teacher. Tyler attended Pratt Institute in New York for two years and worked for a time designing tapestries and rugs for Hunter Looms in New York City. In 1911 he studied landscape painting with John Carlson at Woodstock, New York. In 1912 Tyler travelled to Europe where he studied at the Academie Julian in Paris and at the French Academy in Rome. He pursued a successful career as both an artist and as a decorative artist. Hugh Tyler was especially noted for his marine landscapes, painted in a number of places such as the South Seas during his travels. Decorative painting projects were often in collaboration with Knoxville architect Charles I. Barber. " His paintings of Tennessee landscapes are rare. CONDITION: Restoration to areas of flaking with infill and inpainting throughout, largest 3"L. section to right of stand of trees on left side of canvas. Canvas recently cleaned. See blacklight photo.
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