The Cynthia Young Art Collection

Bring home your own masterpiece! Renowned artist Cynthia Myers Young donated more than 50 of her paintings to Signature Theatre to be sold to the public, and they are now available for purchase.

A sampling of Cynthia’s work can be viewed in Signature’s 2nd floor lobby for sale. The full collection can be found in Signature’s online catalog at the link below.

For questions or to make a purchase, please contact Morgan Tucker at 571 527 1851 or

What constitutes a masterpiece?

Take it straight from Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity: “There are easy, obvious works such as a Greek statue of Aphrodite or the Cathedral at Chartres, The Taj Mahal or Da Vinci’s The Last Supper… and then you begin to drift to objects that may be only holy to you… certain books, a favorite story… then music, of course, Nina Simone, Elvis, a photograph of your father’s hands, a collection of National Geographics…”

Cynthia Myers Young (1933-2015)

Cynthia “Cynnie” Myers Young of McLean, VA and La Jolla, CA was an artist all her life. Born in 1933 in Ravenna, Ohio, she graduated with a BA in Art History from Connecticut College for Women in 1955.

Cynthia earned a Master of Fine Arts from George Washington University and exhibited her work across the Washington DC area. Her paintings, inspired by the Abstract Expressionists of the late 1940s and 50s, are held in public and private collections around the country.

Cynthia Young’s art, while abstract, consistently reflected her close ties to the real world. Almost all her work is inspired and informed by natural forms, spirituality and myth.

A long-time subscriber and patron of Signature Theatre, Cynthia bequeathed her artwork to Signature to fulfill her wish that they be sold to garner additional support for the local nonprofit theater that she held so near and dear.