About Carolyn Compton
Caroline Compton was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in 1907. She graduated from Sweet Briar College in Virginia in 1927 and moved to New York to study at the Grand Central School of Art. She received numerous awards in shows and did twenty-one oil portraits for the steamboat Sprague's RiverHall of Fame, which were destroyed by fire in 1974. Compton died in 1987.
Gouache on paper, 18 x 24.5 cms
Donated by Margaret Spencer-Blundell, 1977