Art Quote of the Day: Gillian Ayres

Distillation, by Gillian Ayres, 1957

‘I do remember a woman saying if you are female and you want to get on, you’d better teach needlework or graphic design or something. You certainly won’t get a job teaching painting. And I can remember women saying that they wanted to give up their lives for their boyfriend, who was a great artist. I was always very ratty if there was any of that sort of thing.’

— Gillian Ayres, from this article in, of all places, the Torygraph

Trust the Torygraph to suggest that it’s possible to ignore away sexual discrimination.  Knobs.


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