George Ayers Cress (American (Tennessee), 1921-2008), "Abstracted Figures"-1955, oil on canvas. Signed and dated lower right. Painting depicting three abstracted and angled nude male figures in interior with large window at back. Figures appear to be in staggered gestures-- standing, crouching and sitting. Framed 27" x 36.5". Unframed 16" x 26". Remnants of gallery sales labels on back. 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.
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