George Ayers Cress Figural Gouache Painting
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George Ayers Cress (American (Tennessee), 1921-2008), "Figures on Beach"-1958, gouache on artist board. Signed and dated lower right. Painting depicting numerous abstracted and angled nude male figures standing on a white beach with blue water at back below a pale yellow sun at left. Framed 27" x 36.5". Sight size approximately 16" x 26". Note: The Cress Gallery at University of Tennessee, Chattanooga bears the name of the artist as he served as UTC's Guerry Professor of Art Emeritus and worked as a dedicated lifetime advocate of the University's Gallery of Art and its importance for both campus and community. Provenance: From a Private Collection in Rabun Gap, Georgia.
After first hand examination out of the frame, the Cress gouache painting on artist's board connected to mat with hinging tape. Work with no signs of foxing, paint losses, cracks or damage. Excellent condition.