About the Cover
By Phyllis Sloane
Silkscreen on paper, 19.5 x 25”, 1979
Collection of the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve
Phyllis Sloane (1921-2009) was Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, maintained a studio on Mayfield Road in Cleveland’s Little Italy for many years, and finally ended up in Santa Fe, New Mexico where a studio still stands preserved by her children. She was a prolific artist, and for more than 60 years, she explored a variety of mediums, print-making techniques and subject matters, producing thousands of works of art. Beginning with abstract painting in the 1950s and 60s, she moved to more representational works, including still life, city and landscapes, as well as the human figure during the last several decades of her career. She received many awards, including the 1982 Cleveland Arts Prize. Her work has been displayed at the Cleveland Museum of Art and across the United States in various private, corporate, and public museum collections, including the regional archival museum Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, which she co-founded in 1996.
“Art is a method of communication. … There has never been anything else I find as interesting or as fulfilling,” she wrote in a comment for the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve.
About Artists Archives of the Western Reserve
Founded in 1996 by Cleveland sculptor David E. Davis and eight additional prominent Ohio artists, the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) is an archival facility and regional museum located in University Circle, Cleveland, Ohio’s premiere cultural district.
The founding artists believed in the importance of preserving Ohio’s unique visual artistic heritage. So, AAWR preserves representative bodies of work created by Ohio visual artists and, through ongoing research, exhibition, and educational programs, actively documents and promotes this region’s cultural heritage for the benefit of the public.
AAWR maintains a representative body of each archived artist’s work as well as documentation of their lives and careers as Ohio-based artists. Accordingly, the AAWR records oral histories, catalogs exhibition materials, and collects related documents on Ohio artists.
For more information, visit www.artistsarchives.org