Carolyn R. Shine Signed 1950s Oil on Board Abstract Painting of a Dockside


A 1950s oil on board painting by the American artist Carolyn R. Shine (1918-2019). Signed to the lower left, this abstract painting depicts a dockside view with moored boats and people strolling past the geometric buildings in the background. The painting is displayed in a white and gold tone wooden frame. 

Born in Cincinnati, Carolyn R. Shine graduated from Bryn Mawr College and also studied at the Cincinnati Art Academy. She actively took part in exhibiting her work during the late 1940s and early 50s including shows at the Cincinnati Art Museum and the Women’s Art Club of Cincinnati. During the 50s, Shine became an assistant to the director of Cincinnati’s Modern Art Society, which later became the Contemporary Arts Center. She later left the Modern Art Society to become the registrar at the Cincinnati Art Museum, a position that eventually led her to become the first curator of the Costume Department at the museum. Shine’s works tend toward abstraction with a particular interest in city scenes.



37.75" x 32" x 2.25" (frame).

Condition notes:

Age appropriate wear. Some wear to the frame. The painting has some chips in it throughout.

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