Cecily Sherman, on collecting art and being honored at the Philadelphia Fine Art Fair
Roberta speaks with art collector, Cecily Sherman, whose large collection includes works from early 20th to early 21st Century, art amassed with her late husband Philip over 40 years of collecting. The interview is 20 minutes long and was recorded at Cecily's home in Philadelphia on March 25, 2019.

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Cecily Sherman, center, back row, with her family including her late husband Philip, next to her, back row.
Cecily Sherman, center, back row, with her family including her late husband Philip, next to her, back row.

Cecily Sherman, 84, is a self-confessed “art addict.” Together with her late husband Philip, she’s amassed a large collection that ranges from early 20th Century works by Arthur Carles, Kathe Kollwitz, George Bellows and Georges Roualt to contemporary big names like Roxy Paine, Anish Kapoor, Winston Roth and Phil Sims. She also collects Philadelphia art by Kevin Strickland, Astrid Bowlby, Anthony Campuzano, Tristin Lowe and others. She loves each and every piece — and lives with it all in her home. The idea for collecting began when, as a child, Cecily watched her older cousin paint.  He was an accomplished painter and friend of Albert Barnes. This experience sparked her interest in art and her desire to own works.  At the inaugural Philadelphia Fine Art Fair,  Cecily will be honored as 2019 Art Collector of the Year.  


More Photos

A sculpture by Anish Kapoor, as part of Cecily Sherman's Collection. Photo courtesy of Artblog.
A sculpture by Anish Kapoor, as part of Cecily Sherman’s Collection. Photo courtesy of Artblog.
Cecily lights a sculpture by Anish Kapoor, part of her collection. Photo courtesy of Artblog.
Cecily lights a sculpture by Anish Kapoor, part of her collection. Photo courtesy of Artblog.
A sculpture by Roxy Paine, as part of Cecily Sherman's Collection. Photo courtesy of Artblog.
A sculpture by Roxy Paine, as part of Cecily Sherman’s Collection. Photo courtesy of Artblog.
A sculpture by Tristin Lowe, as part of Cecily Sherman's Collection. Photo courtesy of Artblog.
A sculpture by Tristin Lowe, as part of Cecily Sherman’s Collection. Photo courtesy of Artblog.


Thanks to Morgan Nitz, who recorded and edited this podcast interview.

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Albert Barnes, anish kapoor, anthony campuzano, Art Collector, Arthur Carles, astrid bowlby, Cecily Sherman, collection, Contemporary, george bellows, Georges Roualt, kathe kollwitz, kevin strickland, Phil Sims, philadelphia, Philadelphia Fine Arts Fair, roxy paine, tristin lowe, Winston Roth

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