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Carolyn G. Bradley

female 1898-1954
20th Century
Life city:
Richmond, IN
Work city:
Columbus, OH
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Carolyn Bradley studied art at Herron and improbably then taught stenography at Manuel High School for a number of years. She applied for and was hired by Ohio State University in the early 1930s to teach watercolor painting and costume design. She often traveled and painted during her summer vacations.

She published three books on costume design.

Beginning in 1945, Carolyn Bradley taught abroad in Chile and was enlisted as a United States Goodwill Ambassador and continued teaching abroad for a few years.

Back in the United States, Carolyn was visiting her sister in Indianapolis and fell ill. She was taken to the hospital and the initial diagnosis was pneumonia. She died within days from what turned out to be breast cancer.

Carolyn’s painting technique often features bold, brightly colored images.

(Above sourced from Skirting the Issue by Newton and Weiss and AskArt.com)

The following is reprinted from Flora Lauter’s 1941 book Active Indiana Artists — 1940

“Carolyn G. Bradley
60 East Norwich Street
Columbus, Ohio

One is impressed with the subjects and charm of technique, that appeals to us in the papers of Carolyn G. Bradley (born — Richmond). She graduated from Earlham College and Herron Art School; studied with Henry B. Snell in Maine, also in Europe and Mexico: Under W. Lester Stevens at Rockport: George Pearse Ennis, Eastport, Maine, Victor Julius, New Jersey; attended the Escuela Uniersitaria de Belles Artes, Mexico. Member, Indiana Artists Club: National Association of Women Painters and Sculptor: National League of American Pen Women: American Water-color Society: Ohio Water-color Society: Water-color Clubs, New York, Providence Washington, Columbus: Cincinnati Woman’s Art Club: Springfield Art Club. Miss Bradley received the Clement Studebaker Prize, Hoosier Salon, 1927.: Mrs. John M. Carey awarded, Herron Art Museum, 1928: Richmond Purchase Prize, 1928: National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors, 1929,: Richmond Art Association, 1931: Purchase Prizes, American Water-color Society, 1934: McCutcheon and Terre Haute State Normal, Hoosier Salon, 1935: Cincinnati Women’s Art Club, 1937."

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