Catherine R Alyn
Catherine R. Alyn was active/lived in California / England. Catherine Alyn is known for painting.
Three of her wood engravings are owned by the De Young Museum, San Francisco; one of several members of National League of American Pen Women, San Diego branch, who copyrighted a design, per Catalogue of Copyright Entries, Part I [B] Group 2, Pamphlets, New Series, for the year 1935; in an article on the restoration of WPA murals by George Sorensen at San Diego State College, it mentions Betty Quayle as a historian of WPA artists in San Diego, and article notes, “Katherine “Kitty” Alyn worked with artist Belle Baranceanu. Alyn's niece, San Diegan Doreen Donnally, 86, speaks happily of childhood time spent in her aunt's Spanish Village art studio. There, Alyn illustrated children's learn-to-read books for San Diego city schools under a WPA contract with Baranceanu. She also worked with Baranceanu on WPA murals painted for the auditoriums of city schools, including Roosevelt Junior High.”
Per San Diego Union-Tribune on line posted June 19, 2006
Source: Nancy Dustin Moure, "Santa Cruz Art League Statewide Art Exhibition Index, First through Twenty-seventh, 1928-1957 (Publications in California Art, No. 12)"
Born in England in 1896. Alyn was active in San Francisco in 1930-33 and a resident of San Diego in 1936-38. She used an Oriental miniature technique, even in her large works. Exh: Paul Elder Gallery (SF), 1933; Oakland Art Gallery, 1934.
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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