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.




Cincinnati Art Museum

Cincinnati Bell Inc.

Cincinnati Country Club


Cincinnati Financial Corporation

The Drackett Company
Ethicon Endo-Surgery
Fidelity Investments

Greenville Public Library, Greenville OH.

Givaudan SA

Jane Vimont & Associates Inc.
Kemper National Insurance Companies

Lakeland College
Mercy Hospital (Fairfield, Ohio)
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Proctor & Gamble
RSM Company
University of Kentucky Art Museum

University of Cincinnati
University Club (Cincinnati, OH.)

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