Most of his work depicts
scenes in Maine and he was later influenced by Cezanne. Around
1918, he began painting the birds of Mt. Desert Island and a
portfolio of them was published in 1934-35. His works were exhibited
at the Durand-Ruel (1927), Wildenstein Gallery (1936, 1946) and
the Pennsylvannia Academy (1947). In 1944, The National Academy
of Design awarded him the Carnegie Prize for the most meritorious
painting by an American for the "Somes Sound", a Maine
A cousin to John Singer
Sargent, Carroll Sargent Tyson, Jr. was born in Philadelphia
and studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts from 1856
until 1899 under Anshutz, Chase and Beaux. Later, he went to
Paris where he collected impressionist paintings. He then studied
at the Royal Academy with Karl Marr and Walter Thor. After this
period, he went to Madrid, where he copied in art galleries.
In 1912, while painting the portrait of Helen Roebling, who was
the grandaughter of the builder of the Brooklyn Bridge, he fell
in love and married her. They lived in Philadlephia until 1924.
During World War I, Tyson designed government stamps and recruiting
posters and worked on ship camouflage at the Philadelphia Navy
Tyson was friends with Mary Cassat and Claude Monet; and in Philadelphia,
with Henry McCarter and Adolph Borie.