Alumna Artist Returns to Campus

Carol Crump Bryner, Class of 1947, standing in front of her painting “Three Doors.”

Artist Carol Crump Bryner returned to Wheaton in May 2017 for her 50th Class Reunion. A member of the Class of 1967, Carol has lived for many years in Anchorage, Alaska; but her art is also influenced by her travels around the world. Prior to her arrival on campus, she generously donated Three Doors. The painting was inspired by Carol’s many trips to Maine and by her visits to the Olson House in Cushing, Maine, which appears in Andrew Wyeth’s painting Christina’s World. Now managed by the Farnsworth Museum in Rockland, ME, the house remains a source of significant inspiration to Carol’s artistic practice.

Carol’s rendering of an interior of the Olson House was placed on short-term display in Watson Fine Arts to be viewed by students and their families, and by alumnae/i participating in Commencement/Reunion Weekend. To learn more about Carol and her work, please explore her website or read the Collections Highlight that focuses on her gift.