Carl Sublett (Tennessee, 1919-2008) watercolor on paper Maine landscape painting depicting the harbor at Herring Gut, Port Clyde, in shades of brown and blue. Signed "Sublett," lower right. Inscribed lower right, under mat, "Herring Gut Landing" and en verso "Herring Gut Landing, / W.C. on d'Arches Paper / By Carl Sublett / (Port Clyde, Maine, 1973)." Housed under glass in a speckled silver wood frame with tan mat. Sight: 17" H x 23" W. 25 1/4" H x 31" W. Note: N.C. Wyeth depicted this same location in a painting in the collection of The Brandywine Museum of Art. N.C. was the father of Andrew Wyeth, a noted influence on Sublett. Biography: Carl Sublett studied Art History at the American Academy in Florence, Italy, after serving as a sergeant in World War II. He moved to Knoxville in 1954 where he studied with Kermit Ewing and eventually became a Professor of Fine Art at the University of Tennessee. Sublett was a founding member of the art group, "The Knoxville Seven," a progressive group working from 1955-1965, which produced some of the first abstract expressionist art in Tennessee. In 1982 he retired from teaching, and, in 1984, he opened the Sublett Gallery in Knoxville. In 1991, "The Unseen Carl Sublett" was the first exhibit at the new Knoxville Museum of Art (built on the site of the 1982 World's Fair). Sublett won numerous awards for his paintings and was a member of the National Academy of Design. His works are in the collections of the National Academy of Design, The Tennessee State Museum, and Cheekwood, Nashville. (Source: The Tennessee Arts Commission)
Painting and frame in very good condition.
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Collection of John H. and Carol R. Evans, Farragut, Tennessee.