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Marvin Yates

(b.1943) born in Jackson, TN, lives in Germantown, TN
Sunny Side, c.1970s
watercolor on paper, 21 ¾ x 28 ¾ inches, 79.132.70

Yates received his B.F.A. from Memphis College of Art, has exhibited his work regionally and nationally and has received numerous honors for his paintings. Sunny Side was included in the Tennessee American Revolution Bicentennial Art Exhibition at the Tennessee State Museum. This exhibition was assembled through a statewide competition sponsored by the Tennessee Association of Museums and the Tennessee Arts Commission, with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Interpreting from within, as well as what my eyes see; conveying an idea, as well as a sense of belonging in a work means simply bringing the viewer into the painting: interpreting a subject so that the viewer feels comfortable and possibly reminiscent. – Yates