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Nina Carroll


The American Embassy, London

The Painting

A pen, ink and watercolour measuring 15" x 19". Signed Nina Carroll.


About the Artist

Nina Carroll (1932-1990) was a designer of murals, an illustrator of children’s books and a watercolour artist. She studied at Cheltenham School of Art and at the Ruskin School, Oxford. She lived in Kettering and later in Oxford. Her husband, John Steane, was headmaster of Kettering Grammar School in 1964 to 1976. Both Nina and her husband were founder members of the Kettering Civic Society, and John became their first Secretary. She exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Royal Society of Watercolour Painters, the Society of Women Artists and the New England Art Club. Her works are in the collection of the Guildhall Museum, Northampton and the Alfred East Art Gallery in Kettering, amongst others.


The Subject

The American Embassy, Grosvenor Square, London. The Embassy building was designed by Eero Saarinen and opened in 1960. It has a large gilded aluminium Bald Eagle on its roof, making it a recognisable London landmark. The statue in Grosvenor Square is a memorial to former US president Franklin D. Roosevelt.