Carolyn Gorton Fuller (b. 1921- d. 2010) spent her life in the pursuit of making art. Attending both the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Syracuse, she went on to earn an MFA from the University of Oregon. She eventually settled in Key West and became known there for an eccentric “bottle wall” that she built and maintained on the property of her studio. Known primarily for her portraiture, this chunky modernist landscape is from her graduate school portfolio and has all the right elements of a great piece of WPA era artwork. Bright contrasting colors and blocky shapes flesh out a familiar scene, which features a railroad crossing and a mill; a slice of industrial Oregon in the 1940’s. Both the frame and a paper label date the piece to 1943 from the University of Oregon without a formal title. Oil on canvas, original frame.