Background

Background | Sylvia Gilman - Cambridge, MA

Sylvia Gilman is an artist living in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Over the years she has made numerous drawings of theatrical as well as concert performers, courtroom scenes, and events such as rallies, lectures, and conferences. Her illustrations have appeared in the American Friends Service Committee news journal PEACEWORK, The Boston Globe, Boston Symphony, POPS, and Esplanade program books, brochures for the Harvard Business School, Appalachian Mountain Club, and Friends of the Alewife Reservation, advertisements for the Lenox Savings Bank and MacKinnon Motors, and note cards for the Wellesley Symphony.

She has also illustrated several books: This Is How It Was and Characters Seven by William J. Laubenstein, a catalog of "The Boston Symphony Orchestra's Casadesus Collection of Antique Instruments" by Laning Humphrey, and An Alewife Area Ecology Guide by Stewart Sanders.

Paintings and drawings have been exhibited Symphony Hall, the Boston Public Library, State House, Stebbins Gallery, Cambridge Multicultural Art Center, Loon Mountain, Coldwell Banker Cambridge, Louis duGal Salon, Bedford VAMC, The Democracy Center, and The Cambridge Homes.

Sylvia graduated from Vassar College with a B.A. in English Literature, and later earned a certificate in Commercial Art from the Famous Artists School. She also studied at the William J. Schultz School of Art, School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and Massachusetts College of Art.

She has worked for M.I.T., Harvard University, The Architects Collaborative, Polaroid Corporation, Office Specialists, and Manpower, Inc. Most recently Sylvia has been employed as an arts instructor in the mental health field, with assignments at Vinfen's Webster House, the Renaissance Club in Lowell, and the Bedford VA Medical Center.