Three (3) Olen Bryant (American/Tennessee, 1927-2017) artworks, including one (1) ink portrait and two (2) abstract oil paintings. 1st item: Ink on paper portrait drawing depicting two women with shoulder-length hair standing shoulder to shoulder having indistinct bodies and limbs below their waists. Signed and dated in pencil "Olen Bryant 1965" at lower center of figures. Float mounted and matted under glass in a chrome-painted acrylic frame. Sight: 25 7/8" H x 15 7/8" W. Framed: 33 1/2" H x 23 1/8" W. 2nd item: Oil on canvas abstract painting of three horses or mules in muted grays, gold, red, and green. Unsigned. Housed in natural wood frame. Sight: 12" H x 15" W. Framed: 15 1/4" H x 18 1/4" W. 3rd item: Oil on canvas abstract painting with brightly colored geometric shapes and bold lines. Unsigned. Housed in a contemporary frame. Sight: 21" H x 15" W. Framed: 22 3/4" H x 16 3/4" W.
Provenance: Estate of Olen Bryant, Cottonwood/Clarksville, TN. A letter of authenticity and provenance from the artist's niece, who served as his studio assistant and personal representative for his estate, is available for this lot.
All items in overall good condition. 1st item: Slight warping to paper. Not examined outside of frame. Frame with minor scattered losses to chrome paint. 2nd item: Two small chips to upper left quadrant, measuring 1/4" in diameter and 1/16" H x 1/4" W. 3rd item: Light grime and two areas of denting, one causing paint loss in lower left corner, approximately 1/4".