Cynthia Young (Washington, D.C., 1933 - 2015) graphite pencil drawing; signed to lower right and labeled verso; measures approximately 30-3/4" x 38" with frame and has a sight image of approximately 22-1/2" x 29-3/4"; in good overall condition but frame is missing glass.
Cynthia "Cynnie" Young of McLean, VA and La Jolla, CA was born May 20, 1933 in Ravenna, OH to Robert and Edith (Gyp) Myers. She graduated with a BA in Art History from Connecticut College for Women in 1955. An artist all her life, Cynnie earned a Masters of Fine Arts from George Washington University, and exhibited her work across the Washington DC area, including Touchstone, Ozmosis, Foundry and City Galleries, Delaplaine Visual Arts Center and the McLean Project for the Arts. Her paintings, inspired by natural forms, spirituality and myth, and the Abstract Expressionists of the late forties and fifties, are held in public and private collections around the country. She was a passionate advocate for the arts and emerging artists, serving on the Board of Touchstone Gallery, and teaching art at Northern Virginia Community College. She died on August 23, 2015 at the age of 82.