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Lot 480

Carl Sublett W/C Abstract Painting, "Inside Out"

Estimate: $600 - $800

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Carl Sublett (Tennessee, 1919-2008) watercolor on paper linear abstract painting titled "Inside Out", rendered in shades of black, blue, and pale gray. Collector's Gallery, Nashville, TN label with The Framework, Nashville, TN black ink stamp, en verso. Signed and dated "75 Sublett" lower right. Double matted under glass in a silvered wood frame. Sight: 17" H x 23 1/2" W. Framed: 25 3/4" H x 31 3/4" W.

Note: This lot comes with an exhibition book titled Carl Sublett, published by the Tennessee State Museum for the February 15 - May 6, 1984 exhibition of his works.

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).

Condition

Overall very good condition. Minor scratches to frame.

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The collection of William and Danya Downey, Nashville, TN.