The Philadelphia Inquirer
by Valerie Reed
March 15, 1998
Heads Above The Crowd
Artist Depicts County Sites
Carol A. Wallace, who grew up in the Chalfont area and now lives in Connecticut, had paid tribute to Bucks County with a poster inspired by its historical and cultural sites. The work is part of her Preserve America collection of poster and note cards, which are in the research collection of the Smithsonian Institution and the poster and print collection of the Library of Congress.
The poster, 27 inches by 22 inches, shows a watercolor of a stone houses in Carversville surrounded by pen-and-ink drawings of 18 sites. Accompanying the poster is a scroll detailing the history of the sites, which include Fonthill Museum in Doylestown, Pennsbury Manor in Morristown, Cabin Run Covered Bridge in Tinicum, and the mule barge in New Hope.
Wallace, a 1962 graduate of Central Bucks High School in Doylestown, was encouraged to do the poster by her mother, Evelyn Brucker, who lives in New Britain Township. Her Preserve America collection also includes scenes of Cape May, New Jersey, Monterey, California, and Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania. She also has completed a poster depicting 30 country stores in Vermont.
A gallery and commission artist for more than 20 years, Wallace is working on a series of 21 drawings from the Blue Ridge Mountains area. She has been commissioned to do artwork for the Andalusia Foundation and the Pearl S. Bucks Foundation.
She donates many of her prints to the National Trust for Historic Preservation.