Susan Read Cronin was educated at The Madeira School in McLean, VA, and received a BA from Williams College, in Williamstown, MA, where she developed her passion for art and design. Cronin studied in the early 1990's with renowned sculptors Jane B. Armstrong and Walter Matia. Having spent most of her artistic career in Vermont, she has recently relocated to Santa Barbara, California and has a studio in Summerland.
Her show, entitled Fables, Foibles and Fairy Tales, has traveled to eighteen museums around the country. She has had other solo exhibitions of her work at Tilting at Windmills Gallery, located in Manchester, VT, The Harrison Gallery in Williamstown, MA, The Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester, VT, The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center in West Rutland, VT, The Williams Club in New York City, Visions West Galleries in Denver, CO, and Vermont Artisan Designs & Gallery 2 in Brattleboro, VT.
Her work has also been featured at the prestigious Copley Society of Boston, and in group shows at the National Sculpture Society based in New York City, as well as at Hunter Kirkland Contemporary in Santa Fe.
Susan Read Cronin’s bronzes are held in numerous private and public collections including The Erie Art Museum, Erie, Pennsylvania, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, Vermont, The Madeira School in McLean, Virginia, The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club, located in Naples, Florida, and The Williamstown Youth Center in Williamstown, Massachusetts. One of her 6' elephants balancing on a wheel is permanently installed at Johnson State College in Johnson, Vermont and number two of the edition now resides at the Brattleboro Retreat, in Brattleboro, Vermont. Continuing to populate the Retreat campus with elephants, in 2016, Cronin installed a 7' version of "XXO" there.
She is the author of Bronze Casting in a Nutshell and currently serves on the board of The Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont.