Marilyn Szalay (1950 – 2012) is best known for her superbly drafted figurative charcoal drawings; bodies, heads and hands are closely cropped for maximal compositional fascination. Szalay taught life drawing to decades of artists at all the major art institutions of Northeast Ohio; Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland State, Cuyahoga Community College and Cooper Union. Stories of her larger than life personality live on as does her legacy of powerful and psychologically charged figurative art which took inspiration from her journalistic style of photography. She was archived in 2014.
Featured Image: Bill Pappas, Marilyn Szalay, Digital archival print