collage by artist Carol Sutton

Pensive Youth collage by Carol Sutton artist

framed artwork Carol Sutton


Pensive Youth by Carol Sutton, Close up of girl's face, eyes of American Civil War Soldiers, eyebrows of soldier's legs.

Close up detail -
Eyes are made up of the faces of American Civil War soldiers
and the eyebrows are made of legs of the soldiers. Carol Sutton


Blue Ribbon Prize and newspaper articles-Pensive Youth-collage by Carol L. Sutton

First Place Blue Ribbon Sears-Allstate Art Show, Norfolk,Virginia.
A congratulations postcard from my Grandfather, Beverly Townsend Sustare.
Notes by artist and a photograph of the painting in home.
  Newspaper articles from The Virginian-Pilot, Saturday, May 11, 1963, by
William L. Tazewell and Anonymous
Size of framed awards / notes - 25.75 x 21.50 inches or 65.4 x 55.24 centimeters


Title-  Pensive Youth

Artist-  Carol L. Sutton
Date-  1962-1963
Age of artist - 18
Series- Fan Series
Media- black and white torn magazine pieces of paper mounted on paper.
Artwork Size- 17.5 x 11.5 inches or 44.4 x 29.2 cm
Framed size - 28 1/2 x 21 5/8 inches or 72.39 x 54.92 centimeters
Provenance- Collection of the artist

Notes- Carol Sutton won a blue ribbon and $25.00 prize at the Sears-Allstate Art Show. Carol Sutton's collage, 'Pensive Youth', which was an image of a girl looking out of a paned window. She thought of it as a sort of self portrait of her looking out of her window.

The collage was made of black and white torn magazine pieces of paper, with the eyebrows made from the legs of a civil war soldiers, and the eyes themselves
 made of the faces of civil war soldiers. This art work was reviewed in the local newspaper.

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Exhibition History- 1963 fifth annual Sears-Allstate Art Show, Norfolk,Virginia, U.S.A.

See other awards at- Carol Sutton - Awards -


See Bibliography page:

William L. Tazewell, Paintings Show Best in Water, (fifth annual Sears-Allstate Art Show)The Virginian-Pilot, Saturday, May 11, 1963,
"Among the junior artists, Carol Sutton's "Pickin' Fruit" has a captivating freshness."(Joe Delulio, painter-policeman in this show.)
And see: 100 Paintings Ready for Art Festival,
And see: 5th Festival Prizes Go to 12 Artists
And see: Art Show Spectators Set Record, "Other first place awards went to , Carol Lorraine Sutton, 1534 Cloncurry Road, for her collage "Pensive Youth",
in the junior section."

Anonymous, 5th Festival Prizes Go to 12 Artists, (fifth annual Sears-Allstate Art Show) The Virginian-Pilot, Saturday, May 11, 1963,
"Other first place winners in the two-day exhibit,which drew a record of more than 700 entries, were Ralph Roebuck Jr., watercolor; Beverly Furman, graphics and Carol Lorraine Sutton, junior artist division." [age 18]
Judges were Robert McCullough of Chicago, graphics editor of Home and Highway Magazine, local artist Robert Trotter and Henry B. Caldwell, director of the Norfolk Museum (now Chrysler Museum,

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August 2013