Gillian Ayres(1930-2018), 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.
- Henry Mundy (husband)
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