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South West Coast Path: Day 5

In September 2017 I walked along the South West Coast Path in England for nine days. It inspired me over the next years to make several series of prints, ending with this series, making a print for each day of my walk. These prints are reduction woodcuts on Sekishu Japanese paper mounted on Folio cotton paper.

56 x 73.6 cm, image 61 x 45.7 cm

Cynthia Back

Cynthia Back was born in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A. and currently resides in Portugal. Cynthia earned a BFA at Minneapolis College of Art and Design and a post-graduate certificate at St. Martin’s School of Art in London, England. Cynthia has exhibited widely both in the U.S. and internationally. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including grants from the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, Puffin Foundation, Pollock-Krasner Foundation; residencies and fellowships to The Studios at Key West,The Artists Centre Dale, Norway, The Women’s Studio Workshop, Blue Mountain Center, Acadia National Park, The Ballinglen Arts Foundation Ltd., Ireland, Fundacion Valparaiso, Spain, Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, The Cill Rialaig Project, Ireland, and The MacDowell Colony. Her work is included in private and corporate collections including The Library of Congress, the New York Public Library, the Newark Public Library, the Free Library of Philadelphia, The New-York Historical Society, and The Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Birthdate: 16/12/1956

Nationality: U.S.A.

  • Color Cuts, Zabar Project Gallery, The Studios of Key West, 2021
  • R E L I E F, Washington Printmakers Gallery, Washington, D.C., USA, 2019
  • Naturally: Woodcuts by Cynthia Back, Washington Printmakers Gallery, Washington, D.C., USA, 2017
  • Wind Challenge III, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA U.S.A., 2015
  • Collages e Grabados, La Galeria de Pascal, Suchitoto, El Salvador, 2012


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