Two (2) Sterling Strauser (Pennsylvania, 1907-1995) oil on board still life paintings featuring hands and flowers. 1st item: Painting titled "Crocus" depicting a vase of purple Crocus flowers and a hand resting on a white surface adorned in a red bracelet rendered in an abstract technique with heavy impasto. Signed "Strauser '90" upper right. Signed, dated, and titled en verso. Housed in a contemporary carved giltwood frame with a painted wood liner. Sight: 9 1/2" H x 7 1/2" W. Framed: 15" H x 13 1/4" W. 2nd item: Painting depicting a blue handprint surrounded by an abstract floral vine, rendered with an impasto technique against a green background. Signed "Strauser '75" lower center. Housed in a contemporary giltwood frame with a linen liner and gilt fillet. Sight: 9 3/4" H x 8" W. Framed: 16 5/8" H x 14 1/2" W.
Private Nashville estate, purchased Lyzon Gallery, Nashville, 1990. Copy of receipt for one painting available to the winning bidder.
Both items in overall good condition with light grime. 2nd item: Water staining to linen mat on frame.