Cornelia MacIntyre Foley (1909-2010)

Cornelia MacIntyre Foley (1909-2010)

Cornelia MacIntyre Foley (1909-2010) was born in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi and began her art training under Huc-Mazelet Luquiens at the University of Hawaiʻi, continued at the University of Washington, and spent two years in London at the Slade School as a pupil of Henry Tonks. From London, she returned to Hawai’i to marry Paul Foley, a lieutenant in the Navy. During 1937-42 the couple lived in Long Beach, California and Seattle, Washington. She later lived in Manhasset, Long Island, New York until shortly before her death at the home of her daughter in Severna, Maryland. Her oils and acrylics include portraits and landscapes. Besides numerous exhibitions around the country, her artwork is held in public places such as the Honolulu Museum of Art; the National Print Collection at the Library of Congress; and at the University of Hawaiʻi. With an extraordinary mastery of figurative drawing, Foley is able to combine the sensuous with the mysterious views of the human essence.