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Two (2) works on paper by Tennessee artists Robert Birdwell and Xavier Ironside.1st item: Robert Birdwell (Tennessee, 1924 -2016) etching on paper titled "Two Blind Beggars," numbered 5/25, depicting an elderly man and woman, the man with sunglasses and a cane. Titled, in pencil, lower left below plate and numbered in pencil lower center below plate, signed and dated "Robert Birdwell 52," in pencil lower right below plate. Four labels, including one typed label indicating that this print won a Purchase Prize Award in Drawing or Print during the Tennessee All-State Artist Exhibition 1953-54. Housed and matted under plexiglass in a carved wooden frame. Plate: 23 3/4" H x 12 1/4" W. Sight: 24 1/4" H x 12 5/8" W. Framed: 38" H x 23 3/4" W. Note: Birdwell was a member of The Knoxville Seven, an influential group of progressive artists in Knoxville who invigorated East Tennessee's art scene between 1955 and 1965. 2nd item: Xavier Ironside (Tennessee, 20th century) watercolor on paper painting titled "Winter Evening" depicting a farmhouse in a snow covered landscape beneath a hazy blue and grey sky. Signed and dated "Xavier Ironside '57" center right. Mounted to a card stock board. Sheet: 18 3/4" H x 23 3/4" W. Board: 22" H x 26 3/4" W. Provenance: Art Collection of former Watkins College of Art, proceeds benefit scholarship endowment for students in the new Watkins College of Art at Belmont University. Condition: 1st item: Overall good condition with toning to sheet and mat. Not examined outside of frame. 2nd item: Overall good condition with light toning.