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Art Uploaded as Memphis TN Begins Celebrating 200th Anniversary

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Art Uploaded as Memphis TN Begins Celebrating 200th Anniversary

I've uploaded a couple of new images to fineartamerica. Both are landscapes. One is a scene in Memphis I painted during the nineties focused on the Tom Lee Memorial Monument, an obelisk down by the banks of the Mississippi River. The obelisk built in 1954 in Memphis, Tennessee, memorializes the heroic acts of one Tom Lee who in 1925 saved the lives of 32 people, pulling them from the Mississippi River though he couldn’t even swim himself.

The granite obelisk was installed in the Riverfront Park two years after his death from cancer. In 2017 the memorial was knocked down by a storm. It has since been repaired. The park is named Tom Lee Park in his honor and that is where the Memphis In May celebration is traditionally held each year in May. This year the Memphis in May Festival is honoring Memphis instead of a foreign country, since it is the 200th Anniversary of the start of the city.
This print is from a photograph of the original painting and is annotated with the words "“Tom Lee Monument” by Karen Francis for the 200th anniversary of Memphis, TN, 2019.”

The original oil on canvas set in Tom Lee Park is no longer available, but the image is now offered for the first time as the various art products that Fine Art America produces: mugs, tote bags, throw pillows, towels, poster, art prints, wall art, canvas prints, framed prints, greeting cards, spiral notebooks and more. As always, each print comes with a 30 day money back satisfaction guarantee from faa.

The other landscape, Train in the Desert, is a pastel, cheerful image developed from my travels in the Southwest, particularly New Mexico and Arizona in recent years.