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Lot 572

George Cress Abstract Landscape Painting, Inlet Sunrise No. 1

Estimate: $400 - $500

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George Ayers Cress (Alabama/Tennessee, 1921-2008) polymer on paper abstract landscape painting titled "Inlet Sunrise No. 1" rendered with loose brushstrokes in shades of yellow, blue, orange, green, and brown. Signed and dated "George Cress 1965" lower right. Paper label with title, artist name, medium, and additional information, en verso. Housed in a wooden frame with an off-white mat under plexiglass. Sight: 11 3/4" H x 17" W. Framed: 20" H x 24 5/8" W. Biography: "George Cress was born in Anniston, Alabama and studied at Emory University, American University, and the University of Georgia, where he studied under fellow Southern contemporary artist Lamar Dodd. He was a central figure in Chattanooga's arts community and served as President of the Tennessee Arts Council. He sat on the board of the Hunter Museum of Art. From 1951-1984 he was painter in residence at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga. The Cress Gallery of Art at UTC is named in his honor." (Source: The Tennessee Historical Quarterly Vol. XLIV No. 2: "Landscape and Genre Painting in Tennessee 1810-1985").


Slight waviness to paper. Light grime to mat. Not examined outside of frame.