A Cincinnati native, Cole Carothers received his BA from Colorado College in 1971 and his MFA from American University in 1978. While teaching in multiple universities (including the Cincinnati Art Academy) Cole Carothers continued to paint and participate in exhibitions across the country. In Carother's words, "My goal, as an artist, is to create paintings that imagine and reveal the immensity and wonder of our world; paintings that elicit pause, calm and joy to the viewer." He has permanent collections in the Cincinnati Art Museum, the University of Kentucky Art Museum, Georgetown College, Lakeland College, and the University of Cincinnati. From 2011-2013 his paintings were hung in the Ohio Governor's executive offices in Columbus, Ohio, and he has a current installation in the U.S. Ambassador's office in Nairobi, Kenya.
PUBLIC and CORPORATE COLLECTIONS
Cincinnati Art Museum
Cincinnati Bell Inc.
Cincinnati Country Club
Cincinnati Financial Corporation
The Drackett Company
Greenville Public Library, Greenville OH.
Jane Vimont & Associates Inc.
Kemper National Insurance Companies
Mercy Hospital (Fairfield, Ohio)
Proctor & Gamble
University of Kentucky Art Museum
University of Cincinnati
University Club (Cincinnati, OH.)