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Portrait #1892
Subject/Title:
Rasses, Mrs. Kari Crozier
Artist: Burnett, Mark Alan
Date Created: 1992
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:38 x 32.5
Image Dimensions:
Materials/Media:Oil on Canvas
Date Documented:16 August 2008
Condition:Excellent

Description: Three-quarter length portrait of a young woman seated in a floral-uphostered chair and wearing a long-sleeved beige dress with ornamented neckline, bodice, and cuffs of the sleeves. Her hair is short, dark brown and parted on her left. She has rings on the ring fingers of both right and left hand, and an earring is visible on her left ear. There is a bouquet of flowers on a small table to her right.
History of Work:The portraitist, Mark Alan Burnett's father, both an artist and a sculptor, encouraged his son to paint portraits. After dabbling in many other things such as operating a book store/café; building homes and advertising, Mark Alan Burnett moved to Nashville in 1982 at age 30 to begin his portrait painting career. He has had clients in Nashville, Chicago, New York, Atlanta, Memphis, Montgomery, Colorado, Florida and Germany.
Notes: Kari Crozier Rassas is the daughter of retired Col. Ted Crozier, mayor of Clarksville, Tennessee for 8 years, and his wife, the late Mary Tom Wall Crozier, a Clarksville native. Having grown up all over the U.S. and also in Germany, Kari now lives with her husband, Mark Rassas, a Clarksville attorney. They are the parents of 5 children. Kari teaches English, part time, as a second language to international students at APSU.

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