Jeanne Faith Coryell, 89, of Philadelphia, a freelance artist, died Friday, March 28, of an infection at Symphony Square, an assisted-living facility in Bala Cynwyd.
A well-known figure in the Philadelphia art community, Ms. Coryell was a longtime member of the Philadelphia Sketch Club, the Plastic Club, and Philadelphia/Tri State Artists Equity.
She was a frequent participant in juried exhibitions at the Sketch Club, the Philadelphia Art Alliance, and the Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show. She helped to organize the fine art show, an outdoor exhibition of work from across the country.
Born in Colwyn, Ms. Coryell was a 1975 graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She worked as a freelance artist in various media and styles, mostly abstract. She also studied chemistry, which was reflected in her artwork, particularly in her renditions of mandalas, the symbol of the universe in Hinduism and Buddhism.