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You will get 2 lovely original watercolor paintings signed by artist Carolyn Appleton dated '46 (1946). Very nicely painted on watercolor paper, her name signed in pencil bottom left.

Here are a few facts about the artist:

Carolyn Appleton, artist and writer, was born in La Junta, Colorado in 1902. She moved to New Mexico when her father was appointed vice-president and general manager of the New Mexico Railroad in 1918. After graduating from Santa Fe High School in 1920, she studied art with Gerald Cassidy. The pursuit of her favorite subject took her to the New Mexico Normal School, Ferry Hall, and the University of Wisconsin. In 1925, she graduated from the New York School of Fine and Applied Arts. In her painting, she was best known for portraits, aspen landscapes and mountain scenery. She died on November 22, 1948.

The painting with the blue mountains in the backround measures 7 3/8" x 11". It is painted on lightweight watercolor paper. The back makes it appear to have come out of a scrapbook, there is a section at the top on the back where there are glue remnants, this slightly shows on the top front but also looks like it blends with the blue sky.

The other painting of Aspens along a road measures 7 3/8" x 11". It is painted on medium weight watercolor paper. The back also makes it appear to have come out of a scrapbook but the glue does not show on the front of the painting. The very bottom of this painting has been partially cut with a piece of tape holding it together on the back (see third picture). The cut begins very narrow and goes up to about 1/2" into the painting about 6".

I love the loose sketch like style of these paintings, I bet she did too when she painted them.


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2 Original Vintage 1946 Autumn Watercolor Paintings by Carolyn Appleton


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: watercolors, paper
  • Only ships within United States.
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