Georgetown Neighborhood Library Announces Lecture “The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Carol Stuart Watson, the Nation’s Capital Illustrator”

A daughter’s reflections on the iconic artist who profoundly influenced the District of Columbia’s cultural and visual art signature

(GEORGETOWN) Lecture about “Carol Stuart Watson, the Nation’s Capital Illustrator” will be presented by Marjorie Young, Watson’s daughter. The free talk will be on Saturday, June 13 at 1 p.m. at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library located at 3260 R Street, NW. Washington, DC 20007

Artist Carol Stuart Watson was a ninth generation Marylander with a special love of the National Capital Area. Her illustrations appeared in Washington DC publications, products, and films and profoundly influenced the cultural visual art signature of the National Capital Region.

Young will discuss various works Watson created during her life long love affair with Georgetown and it’s colonial neighbors. Watson was the co-founder of Georgetown’s community paper THE GEORGETOWNER and the co-founder of Carriage Trade Publishing which established “Shopping in Washington and Dining in Washington,” annual reviews and advertising guidebooks.

Watson’s illustrated historical scenes of Washington, DC, Georgetown, Alexandria, Annapolis, Montgomery County, and Frederick were printed and widely circulated on postcards, calendars, in books, and as well as prints for framing. She was also a muralist; two of her major works include the large scene of ‘Colonial Georgetown’ at Lockheed Martin Headquarters in Bethesda, and another at the United States Chamber of Commerce which depicts the “Romance of Lafayette Square.”

Included in this presentation will be examples of the many illustrations, painting, and photographs she created.

For more information, watch a short documentary about Watson by her daughter at YouTube:
Facebook: Carol Stuart Watson

Carol Stuart Watson

Carol Stuart Watson

About The Speaker Marjorie Young, Daughter
Young was born in Arlington, VA and was raised by very entrepreneurial parents who were the founders of Carriage Trade Publishing, magazines devoted to the high society of Washington, DC. Young remembers working on projects with her parents from a very, very young age, whether it was posing for photo for the Dining and Shopping in Washington or collating the magazine. Young graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Journalism and minor in Fine Art. In 1995, Young founded Carriage Trade PR in Savannah, GA, a public relations agency to help businesses publicize their “powerful reputation” by creating positive word-of-mouth in the community and online. She named her company in honor of her parents. Carriage Trade means high end clientele. Young is the proud mother of her 27-year-old daughter working on her Ph.D. in Robotics Engineering at Georgia Tech. In 2013, the Savannah Morning News named Carriage Trade PR, Small Business of the Year. This year, Young is celebrating Carriage Trade PR’s twentieth year in business.

Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR

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