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Cynthia Myers Young, American Artist. Recipient David Lloyd Kreeger Painting award George Washington University, Washington, Graphics award The Art Institute of Chicago, San Diego, Saul Alexander award Foundation Purchase award, Charleston, Dudley B. Cooper award, Norfolk; fellow Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

Background

Young, Cynthia Myers was born on May 20, 1933 in Ravenna, Ohio, United States. Daughter of Robert Glen Myers and Edith Freeman (Myers) Schultz.

Education

Student, Rhode Island School of Design, 1954. Bachelor, Connecticut College for Women, 1955. Postgraduate, University Hawaii, 1963.

Master of Fine Arts, George Washington University, 1979.

Career

Adjunct faculty North Virginia Community College, Alexandria, 1980-1994, Annandale, 1993-1995, Merrymount College, McLean, Virginia, 1989. Board member District of Columbia chapter Artists' Equity, since 1989, Touchstone Gallery, District of Columbia, since 1990, Eye Wash Artists Newsletter, District of Columbia, 1992-1993. Juror Potomac (Maryland) Watercolor Society, The Art Center, Springfield, Virginia, Falls Church (Virginia) Community Center, McLean Art Guild.

Artist-in-residence National Park Service, Washington, Art Foundation, La Napoule, France, Center for International Studies, Collegio Colombo, Viareggio, Italy, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Lynchburg, Virginia.

Works

  • Other Work

    • One-person shows Touchstone Gallery, Washington, 1995, 98, 2000, Emerson Gallery, McLean, Virginia, 1999.

Membership

Chairperson Community for Creative Non-Violence Shelter for the Homeless (Mitch Snyder), collected 50 artworks for homeless shelter, Washington, 1989.

Connections

Married Alfred Avery Young, November 26, 1955. 1 child, Meredith Coe Young Barritz.

father:
Robert Glen Myers Schultz

mother:
Edith Freeman (Myers) Schultz

spouse:
Alfred Avery Young

child:
Meredith Coe Young Barritz Young