Title of Work
Date of Work
Art & Design Study Collection, James Smith Pierce Collection
UND Art Collections Repository
Carol Anthony was born in New York City in 1943 and is now currently based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She received a bachelor's degree in art at the Rhode Island School of Design in 1966 where she went on to create oil paintings, drawings, and papier-mâché sculptures throughout her career. Her papier-mâché sculptures, a tribute to her father, are the better known because they explore everyday characters in humanity in a cartoonish, yet gritty, realistic light. Later on in her career she stopped sculpting to focus on still lifes and simple scenes in order to explore the "inner landscapes" of everyday life. Anthony has work in the permanent collections at the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden as well as the Carnegie Museum of Art.
Artists' Postcards Series II
A painting of three round bushes in tall grass against a light blue sky with a big white cloud. The top corners say, "sweet dream." in purple text. There is also a small photograph of a tree and mountain on the bottom that says, "Tenaya Canyon." At the bottom in black handwriting is the date and the artist's signature.
Anthony's interest in still life and death, as well as incorporating text in to her work can be observed in this work. Tenaya Canyon is a dramatic and dangerous canyon in Yosemite National Park. The words, "Sweet Dreams" with a sunny yet dangerous canyon in the background illustrate her often ironic, irreverent style.
UND Art Collections owns 63 copies of this postcard.
Text in upper left hand corner of postcard:
Carol Anthony, Sweet Dreams
Craypas, enamels, and gouache
© Artists' Postcards 1978, N.Y.C.
Top center of postcard:
Artists' Postcards logo
Text in bottom left of postcard:
Exhibited at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design, Fall 1978
Four address lines are located on the bottom right side of the postcard.