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10 women artists who studied at The Slade between 1958-1962
Jane Curtis / Jessie Mahtani / Anthea Richards / Joanna Beecher / Helen Ganly
Clarissa Russell / Felicity Wilson / Juliet Wood / Lis Keddell / Bridget John
In 2010 there was a decision for each Slade Artist from 1958-62 to write a brief memoir of their student days. This contributed to the Slade School of Fine Art archives and resulted in a group of the Artists, who had been students there in 1960, meeting in London for the first time in many years.
They discovered that they were all still working; many were exhibiting, some had taught, and all had brought up families.
Curiosity led to plans for a group exhibition in Oxford (where three of the Artists live) and all of them agreed to include among their personal selections a piece from the Slade or earlier. Many had not seen each other’s work over the last 50 years.
‘It will be interesting for us, and we hope for others, to try and see if being taught by such established artists as William Coldstream, Frank Auerbach and Patrick George influenced our work, or did we each pursue our own pathways?’