Welcome to the online art gallery of Cyril Miles.

Cyril Miles, the aunt of Los Angeles brand strategist and copywriter Scott Silverman, was a Detroit painter, collagist, poet and teacher. A student of Sarkis Sarkisian (an instructor at Detroit’s Cranbrook Academy) and a teacher at both the Detroit Institute of Arts and Highland Park Community College, her work was inspired by a global view of folk cultures, making constant reference to life’s universals, the things that connect us all. Starting out in a job wherein she painted cookie jars for twelve cents a piece, her work is now in the collections of multiple private corporations and museums.
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