(1916 - 2010)
Sylvia Sleigh was active/lived in New York / England. Sylvia Sleigh is known for figure, genre and portrait painting, feminist issues.
Biography Sylvia Sleigh
Realist-feminist painter Sylvia Sleigh emigrated to America in 1961. She was born in Llandudno, Wales in 1916, studying in Sussex, England at the Brighton School of Art. In the 1940s, at art school, she received the harsh advice, "You have no talent. You're just here to waste time until you get married." She ultimately received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1982, and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation in 1985.
Sleigh also was awarded the Edith Kreeger Wolf Distinguished Professorship at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, where she taught. Sleigh has also taught at the New School for Social Research, in New York City, and the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She was married to art cri
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