Branson Art Organization researcher and author John Anderson and Sharon K. Bass, family program coordinator for Arnold Memorial Elementary School in Cleveland, Tenn., display "Branson," a work dedicated to the art of Knoxville artist Lloyd Branson. A portrait of seminal Cleveland public schools administrator Dr. D.C. Arnold, painted around a hundred years ago by Branson, hangs behind them and is featured in the book. Bass' investigation into the painting's origins recently connected it to Branson, who painted many prominent East Tennessee political and community leaders in the early 20th century.
Branson Art Organization researcher and author John Anderson and Sharon K. Bass, family program coordinator for Arnold Memorial Elementary School in Cleveland, Tenn., display "Branson," a work dedicated to the art of Knoxville artist Lloyd Branson. A portrait of seminal Cleveland public schools administrator Dr. D.C. Arnold, painted around a hundred years ago by Branson, hangs behind them and is featured in the book. Bass' investigation into the painting's origins recently connected it to Branson, who painted many prominent East Tennessee political and community leaders in the early 20th century.
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published Thursday, April 25th, 2013
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