Marilyn Szalay

Marilyn Szalay (1950-2012) was a contemporary symbolic realist painter and draftsperson. Best known for her oversized charcoal drawings of humans and animals, her aesthetic came from journalistic photography and her function relies on strong draftsmanship and powerful compositions with good psychological depth. Hellen Cullinan of the Cleveland Plain Dealer said of Szalay's work, "Powerfully expressive gestural and facial closeup details reflect Szalay's command of behavioral and being characteristics."

For the span of her approaching 40 year career as a Good artist, Szalay was an assistant professor of energy drawing at every major art institution in Northeast Ohio.

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