Richard Clarke Grouse Creek Tn Watercolor
Mountainscape watercolor titled "Grouse Creek" by Richard Clarke (American, Tennessee 1923 - 1997) depicting a view of the Great Smoky Mountains. Signed and dated lower center, "Clarke, 62." On reverse, original label reads "Richard Clarke, Grouse Creek, 1962, Watercolor, ?-10-64." Sight: 19 1/2" H x 21". Framed: 28 3/4" H x 35 1/2" W". Biography: Richard Clarke was one of the early members of the University of Tennessee art faculty. He is often associated with the "Knoxville Seven" , a group of progressive artists connected to the University of Tennessee which included Robert Birdwell, C. Kermit Ewing, Joanna Higgs, Walter H. Stevens and Carl Sublett. He often found inspiration for his watercolor abstractions in the natural world around him.
Overall excellent condition