Work by Cynthia Back
Work by Cynthia Back

Cynthia Back ’78 was chosen to be a recipient of the 2019 Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Individual Support Grant. These awards are intended to recognize the talents of many individuals around the world who have dedicated long careers to making art.

Back’s artwork celebrates landscape, using the media of prints, painting, and collage. She is immersed in nature: from a window, walking in it, standing and listening to its sounds, watching shadows and colors dance across water and foliage.

Her sense of the natural world is life-affirming, healing, immersive, and contemplative. Recently she has been concentrating on reduction relief prints, endlessly fascinated by the surprises that come with each layering of ink.

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