Carolyn D. Tyler was born in Chicago, and studied at the Art Institute there. She was a member of the Royal Society of Miniature Painters in London, and founder and president of the Chicago Society of Miniature Painters. She was active in other areas of the local art scene as well, holding memberships with the Chicago Watercolor Club and the Society of Artists. Tyler began painting miniatures around 1900, and exhibited extensively at the Art Institute between 1899 and 1929.
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