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Art by State: Tennessee

Art by State: Tennessee

The listing below groups art, artists and architectural elements by state. This list is a work in progress and is not comprehensive. Select a state from the list to learn more about the elements from that state:

Art by State: Tennessee

Tennessee
Art/
Architecture
LocationDescription
Statue

John Sevier (Governor, Representative)

Statue

Andrew Jackson (Representative, Governor, Senator, President)

Portrait

House of Representatives Speaker’s Lobby

John Bell, Speaker (by Willie B. Newman)

Portrait

House of Representatives Speaker’s Lobby

James K. Polk, Speaker (by Rebecca Polk)

Portrait

House of Representatives Speaker’s Lobby

Joseph W. Byrns, Speaker (by Ella S. Hergesheimer)

Bust

Senate Chamber

Vice President Andrew Johnson (by William C. McCauslen)

Bust

Senate wing

President Zachary Taylor (artist unknown)

Bust

Senate wing

Senator Cordell Hull (by George Conlon)

Grand Stairway

House wing, east & west sides

Tennessee Variegated marble trim (from Knox County)

Grand Stairway

Senate wing, east side

Tennessee Variegated marble trim (from Knox County)

Floor

1st floor Main Hall

Endsley Robilee Tavernelle marble (from Blount County)

Floor Field, Panels, Floor Border

Senate Dining Room

Endsley Robilee Tavernelle marble (from Blount County)

Floor Field

House Dining Room

Endsley Robilee Tavernelle marble (from Blount County)

Floor Border and Base

Senate Dining Room

Imperial Black marble (from Knoxville)

Floor Border and Base

House Dining Room

Imperial Black marble (from Knoxville)

Painting

Senate wing

John D. Catkins, Representative, represented in The Florida Case before the Electoral Commission (by Cornelia Adèle Strong Fassett)

State Seal

plaster relief

Artist

House of Representatives Speaker’s Lobby

Willie Betty Newman

b. Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Portrait of John Bell

Artist

House of Representatives Speaker’s Lobby

Rebecca Polk

b. Nashville, Tennessee

Portrait of James K. Polk

Artist

Belle Kinney Sholz

b. Nashville, Tennessee

Statue of Andrew Jackson and John Sevier (both done in conjunction with husband Leopold Sholz)

Floor Accents and Base Molding

pink and burgundy marble

Last Updated: November 20, 2013