This realist shell watercolor painted in 1972 by feminist artist Sylvia Sleigh, measures approximately nine inches by eleven inches overall, with the image at six inches by eight inches exposed. In excellent ready to hang vintage condition.
Sylvia Sleigh 1916 – 2010 was a Welsh-born naturalized American realist painter. She traveled to New York City with her husband, curator and art critic Lawrence Alloway, in the 1970s. Her paintings gained her a lot of popularity with the feminist art movement. Well known for her role reversing the genders of men and women, she showed stereotypes by painting nude men in the poses of women in historical art.
Sylvia Sleigh 1916 – 2010 Shells at Southold Watercolor on Paper