Knoxville (865) 558-3033 • Nashville (615) 812-6096 •

Case Auctions
Live Auction

Summer Fine Art & Antiques Auction - Day 1

Sat, Jul 8, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 499

Walter Hollis Stevens Abstract O/C Painting, Sky Split

Estimate: $500 - $600
Sold for

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $200
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
Walter Hollis Stevens (Tennessee, 1927-1980) abstract oil on canvas diamond-oriented painting titled "Sky Split" depicting an image divided in half into blue and red segments by a vertical white line, the blue area filled with geometric forms and the red area containing purple segments. Signed and dated "Stevens '67" lower center. Titled and additionally signed and dated on stretcher en verso. Orientation instructions en verso of canvas. Housed in a simple wood frame. 39 3/4" H x 39 3/4" W. Framed: 40 12" H x 40 1/2" W. Biography: Walter Hollis Stevens was a member of the "Knoxville Seven" group of progressive artists and joined the University of Tennessee faculty in 1957. Much of his art was inspired by Tennessee and Maine scenery. He was instrumental in organizing the Knoxville Watercolor Society and the Deer Isle (Maine) Art Association. His work won 55 awards in the East and Midwest, and is in the collection of at least 18 museums. (Source: the University of Tennessee Library).


Overall good condition with some light grime. Some warping to the frame. A couple minor areas of abrasion with associated loss.

Available payment options

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Diners
  • Discover
  • JCB
  • Union Pay

Payment must be received no later than five (5) days after the sale.

If paying with a credit card, a 3% credit card processing fee will be applied to the final sales price (i.e. hammer price + buyer's premium + applicable taxes). If you have a credit card on file with Case, any winning bids will be automatically charged (up to $3000) along with applicable fees 72 hours after you receive your invoice unless other arrangements have been made.

If paying with wire transfer, please use the following information:
Bank: Pinnacle Bank
150 Third Avenue South, Suite 900
Nashville, TN 37201
Phone # (865) 766-3000
Swift Code: PNFPUS44
Routing, Transit, ABA: 064008637
Beneficiary: Case Antiques, Inc.
4310 Papermill Drive
Knoxville, TN 37909
Account #: NOT DISCLOSED (please refer to your invoice email for the Deposit Account Number or contact us )