Warren and Julie Payne


L o u i s v i l l e, K e n t u c k y

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Jesta Bell Armstrong (1905-1989)

Harrodsburg, Kentucky, artist Jesta Bell Armstrong was the subject of a major exhibition at the Art Museum at the University of Kentucky in 2008. She was a teacher at Asbury College, where Robert James Foose was one of her students. She was an Asbury graduate and held a master's degree from Peabody College in Nashville, Tennessee. Jesta Bell executed a number of drawings and watercolors of historic architecture and daily life in Mercer and surrounding counties that are exceptional for her time.

Kentucky River, 1957


Oil on board

signed and dated, l.l.

16 x 20 inches

19 3/4 x 23 3/4 inches (frame)



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