Mountain Landscape 1 • 1991
Oil on linen 6' x 4'
Howard H. Baker Jr. United States Courthouse

The Whittle Commission

In 1990, Barry Spann was commissioned by Whittle Communications to produce the artwork for its new headquarters in Knoxville. The resulting million-dollar project, the largest of its kind in Tennessee history, culminated less than two years later in twenty-eight enormous mountain landscapes on thirty-nine canvases. The complex is today the Howard H. Baker Jr. United States Courthouse and the majority of the original paintings remain.

 

Barry Spann: Mountain Landscapes, an exhibition of these paintings, was held at the Knoxville Museum of Art 19–21 October 1991.

Mountain Landscape 12 • 1991
Oil on linen 10' 9" x 6' 6"
Private Collection
On loan to the Howard H. Baker Jr. United States Courthouse
Mountain Landscape 15 • 1991
Oil on linen 3' x 6' 6"
Howard H. Baker Jr. United States Courthouse
Mountain Landscape 28 • 1991
Oil on linen 5' 6" x 5' 6"
Private Collection