Caroline Russell Compton
(1907 - 1987)
Caroline Russell Compton was active/lived in Mississippi. Caroline Compton is known for landscape, buildings and riverfront scene painting, woodblocks, teaching.
Biography Caroline Russell Compton
Caroline Russell Compton (January 10, 1907 - August 1, 1987) was a noted Mississippi artist. Her paintings are part of the permanent collection in the Mississippi Museum of Art.
She was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, to Thomas Wilbur Compton and Kate Russell Compton. She had two older sisters—Catherine (born 1901) and Mary (born 1902); an older brother—Thomas (born 1904); and a younger brother—Joseph (born 1908).
Caroline Compton attended high school at All Saints' Junior College in Vicksburg and began her career as an artist after graduating from Sweet Briar College. From 1927 to 1929, she attended New York's Grand Central School of Art.
In the 1930s, as part of the Federal Art Project, Caroline Compton traveled the
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