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Lucius B. DuBose

Born in Columbia, SC and now lives in Nashville Marigold Contemplates Her Death, 1971, etching on paper, 17 x 11 inches, 1998.126 In 1972 this work was selected as a purchase prize by the Tennessee Arts Commission from the more than 150 entries that were on exhibit at the Dulin Gallery (now the Knoxville Museum […]

Claudia Lee

(born in New York) lives in Liberty Literary Bird, 2009 Assemblage and artist made paper, 8 x 8 x 3.5 inches Gift of the artist, 2017 Lee moved to Tennessee in 1967 where she began handweaving, spinning and dying yarn. She also started the Overmountain Weavers Guild and served as Tennessee’s representative for The Handweaver’s […]

Whitney E. Leland

(b.1945 Washington, D.C.) lives in Knoxville Tie, 1972 print, 27 ½ x 20 ½ inches, 1998.129 For over forty years, Leland has explored the process of painting with great discipline by restricting his imagery to a limited set of variables—tangled, symmetrically arranged worm-like forms of color. Tie harkens back to an earlier stage in Leland’s […]

Eileen Lewenstein

(1925-2005, b. London, England) lived and worked in Sussex, England, Cluster 1, 1973, stoneware, 9 x 24.5 inches, 93.39.150 Additional images below. In 1939, when Eileen Lewenstein was just 14, she was evacuated from her birthplace of Streatham, South London, in anticipation of the World War II bombing of London. When Lewenstein, who came from a working-class […]

William “Bill” Loy

(1937-2008) lived in Knoxville The Dowager’s Dream, 1971 edition 8 of 25 etching on paper, 26 x 32 inches, 1998.130 Loy was a member of UT’s art faculty during the 1960-70s and he exhibited off and on with members of the Knoxville 7.  This progressive group (1955-1965) produced some of the first abstract expressionist art […]

Beauvais Lyons

(b.1958) lives in Knoxville Association for Creative Zoology “Austrolapithecus Simiacentaurensis”, 2007 ink on paper, 29 ¼ x 34 ¼ inches, 2009.54.3 Chancellor’s Professor at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Lyons has taught printmaking since 1985. Lyons received his B.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his M.F.A. from Arizona State University. His solo exhibitions […]