Oral history interview with Sylvia Sleigh, 2008.
|Creator: ||Sleigh, Sylvia||Project: ||Elizabeth Murray Women in the Visual Arts oral history project. |
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|Phys. Desc. :||transcript: 216 p. 1 electronic file : digital file (80 minutes). 1 electronic file : digital file (74 minutes). 1 electronic file : digital file (69 minutes). 1 electronic file : digital file (46 minutes). 1 electronic file : digital file (90 minutes).|
|Location: ||Columbia Center for Oral History|
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Scope and Contents
Sylvia Sleigh (1916-2010). Born 1916, Llandudno, Wales; artistic influence of mother; art education; rejection from art galleries due to gender; impact of World War I and World War II; work in dressmaking; first marriage; move to London; Situationists and abstract expressionism; husband Lawrence Alloway; move to United States; attendance at Bennington College; feminism in art: disapproval of gender inequality reflected in work, support of feminist galleries/shows, involvement in abstract expressionism, reversing gender roles in famous male works like The Turkish Bath; interactions with New York artists; inspiration drawn from figures; artistic philosophy; teaching at New School; death of husband; art exhibited in international museums.
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