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Carolyn Shine Signed Oil on Canvas Landscape of Kentucky


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An oil on canvas painting by the American artist Carolyn Shine (1918-2019). Signed to the lower right, the painting depicts a Kentucky landscape with rolling landscape dotted with trees and farmhouses. The painting is displayed in a gold tone and black 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.



31.75" x 21.5" x 1.5" (frame); 30" x 20" (canvas).

Condition notes:

Age appropriate wear. Some craquelure present. There is a scratch in the painting along the upper edge. Small dimple in the canvas in the upper right.

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