Carol Anthony

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Carol Anthony
Born 1943
New York City, New York
Nationality American
Education Stephens College,
Rhode Island School of Design
Known for Sculpting,
Notable work A Place of Inner Stillness

Carol Anthony (born 1943)[1] is an American artist known for her sculptures and paintings. In the 1970s she became famous for her cartoon-like figures, papier-mache sculptures.

Early life[edit]

Anthony was born in New York City in 1943.[2] She and her identical twin sister Elaine Anthony were raised in Connecticut. Anthony attended Stephens College, Missouri and the Rhode Island School of Design, earning a bachelor's degree in art in 1966.[3][4]


In the 1970s, Anthony's papier-mache sculptures, earned recognition and one is now in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian. She said the papier-mache was a tribute to her father.[3] The Museum of Contemporary Crafts featured an exhibition of her three-dimensional figures.

By 1978, she stopped sculpting to focus on painting, particularly of still lifes and simple scenes.[3] Her paintings are often made with layered oil pastel on gessoed, textured masonite. She creates ethereal light by using many thin applications of color in many layers.[4] Her paintings and monotypes are represented in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Institution, the Carnegie Institute, and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden among others.[5]

In 2009 Anthony participated in the exhibition, Best of The West: Southwest, representing artists in the New Mexico.[6]

Anthony has lived and worked in Connecticut, Washington State, and most recently, Santa Fe, New Mexico.


  1. ^ "Search Result Details - Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden | Smithsonian". Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden | Smithsonian. Retrieved 2015-12-17. 
  2. ^ "carol anthony". hidell brooks gallery. Retrieved 2015-09-06. 
  3. ^ a b c "Carol Anthony". Mc Larry Fine Art. McLarry Fine Art Gallery, New Mexico. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Carol Anthony". Retrieved 2015-12-17. 
  5. ^ "Collection Search - Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden | Smithsonian". Retrieved 2015-09-06. 
  6. ^ "Best of the West: Southwest Art". Mutual Art. Retrieved 2015-12-17.