Cecelia Geraldine Reynolds
1898 - 2002
Recipient of the Hillside Lifetime Achievement Award.


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Centennial Exhibit
June 12, 1998
These original paintings were displayed for the 100th birthday celebration for Cecelia Reynolds. 
 Each painting was reproduced on a Baronial size card with the accompanying narrative printed on the reverse.
Each guest was presented with this mini print portfolio.

 

German Winter Scene

Painted in 1939 by Cecelia Reynolds, this is the oldest known of her works to exist.
Based on extensive travels of Europe, this German scene typifies her love of nature and deep appreciation of wooded areas.
it is painted in oil on canvas type board and was framed at Sweeney's Art Store in Naugatuck, Connecticut.
Painting measures 12" x 16".


© 2000 Cecelia G. Reynolds



© 2000 Cecelia G. Reynolds

Chalice of Fruit

The subject matter, style and technique of this painting direct one to believe that this is one of the works executed as a group workshop activity of the Connecticut Artists and Writers Association of which Cecelia Reynolds was a member all of her active painting years.
This print is oil on canvas board and measures 16" x 20".
This work is signed Cecelia Reynolds, though no date is indicated or apparent.



© 2000 Cecelia G. Reynolds

Summer Bouquet

Little is known of the origin of this painting, except to believe it is probably one of the works executed during a group workshop of the Connecticut Artists and Writers Association of which Cecelia Reynolds was a member all her active painting years.
The print is oil on canvas board and measures 12" x 16".
If you know the artist, you know that flowers are a favorite, be they real, dried and pressed, or grown by the brush.
Looking at this work carefully, we are guesing that it was painted in the 1940's.


Decoy Duck

Perhaps this work was inspired at the little cottage at the lake in Bethlehem, Connecticut that Cecelia Reynolds loves so much.  The cottage is named "Restwell" and is located in Kasson Grove.
With her wry sense of humor, she probably would have named the duck, "Donald" or some such.
Painting is oil on canvas board and measures 16" x 20".
Notes on the back of the work state this painting won "Honorable Mention" at St. Mary's Hospital Art Show, though no year is indicated.


© 2000 Cecelia G. Reynolds

Little Brown Jug

This companion piece, via rustic content,  to "Decoy Duck" above, was not included in the original  Centennial Exhibit celebrating the 100th birthday of Cecelia Reynolds.
Painting is oil on canvas board and measures 16" x 20".


© 2000 Cecelia G. Reynolds


© 2000 Cecelia G. Reynolds

Still Life in Pastels

This work by Cecelia Reynolds appears to be predominantly executed with pastel chalks, probably under the explorative directives of the Artists and Writers Association of Connecticut.
Ceil is known for some watercolours, but the major body of her work in in oils.
Of all her work known to be in existence today, this may be a sole item executed in this medium.
The work measures 12" x 15" and is framed under glass.



© 2000 Cecelia G. Reynolds 

Lighthouse Point

Setting up an easel wherever she saw a picture was a common event for Cecelia Reynolds, and this painting seems to be no exception.  One would guess the scene to be "discovered" on on eof the numerous Artists and Writers or retired Teachers bus trips to northern New England.
Though sparkling autumn colors comprise the larger portion of her outdoor work, this rare seascape captures the power and majesty of New England coastal waters.
Oil on canvas board, this painting measures 16" x 20".



© 2000 Cecelia G. Reynolds
Raggedy Ann Christmas

This painting brings out the Christmas Child in all of us.
Cecelia Reynolds painted this picture in 1952 for the children of her brother, Dr. Joseph Reynolds of Waterbury, Connecticut.
The inscription on the paper backing states "Made by Cecelia G. Reynolds for the playroom.  Love Ceil 1-24-52".
This painting spent the majority of it's life (just outside the children's playroom) in the third floor hallway of the Reynolds home at 185 Pine Street in Waterbury, Connecticut.
In its own way, it is a deep seeded traditional piece of the younger Reynolds generation ... a family favorite.
Painting measures 18" x 24".

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