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Featured Artists CYNTHIA F. COOLEY 9/2010.
Steelmaking - Moving the Ladle

Steelmaking - Pouring
Mill Memories #3
Artist Cynthia F. Cooley
Mill Interior

is known for her vivid paintings of steel mill interiors and of Pittsburgh's hillside neighborhoods and industrial valleys. She has had 45 individual exhibitions, including the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC and the 1989 Artist of the Year at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. 

Cooley is a graduate of Lawrence University, which honored her with the 1997 Distinguished Career Achievement Award. She was named a "Master Artist" in Pittsburgh in 1998. Over 1800 of her works are in private collections. Over 90 public and corporate collections include the Carnegie Museum of Art, PA State Museum, Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Butler Institute of American Art, University of Pittsburgh, Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center, Penn State Mineral Sciences Museum, Pittsburgh Public Schools, and the Duquesne Club.

"My paintings explore the urban landscape, emphasizing the geometric forms, rich colors, and textures found in hillside neighborhoods, city skylines, industrial river valleys, and steel mills.  Other works recreate the visual delight I find in world travels and coastal New England. Using a vibrant palette, strong design, and active surfaces, I try to produce memorable works which refer to reality, but have their own objective life as paintings."

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