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Gillian Ayres (1930-), Painter, mural artist and teacher

Sitter in 5 portraits
Painter, mural artist and teacher, Ayres turned to Abstraction after meeting Roger Hilton and seeing photographs of Jackson Pollock at work. She studied at Bath Academy of Art Art (1959-66), and was later Head of Painting at Winchester School of Art before resigning in 1981 to pursue painting full time. Elected ARA in 1982 and RA in 1991.

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P995

Gillian Ayres

by Roger Mayne
modern bromide print from original negative, 1960
NPG P995

P996

Gillian Ayres

by Roger Mayne
modern bromide print from original negative, 1960
NPG P996

6817

The Situation Group

by Sylvia Sleigh
oil on linen, mounted on canvas, 1961
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6817

x135226

Gillian Ayres

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1956
NPG x135226

x77007

Gillian Ayres

by Nicholas Sinclair
gelatin silver print, 1993
NPG x77007