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INVENTORY OF THE SYLVIA SLEIGH PAPERS, 1803-2011, bulk 1940-2000
2004.M.4  
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Description
The papers of noted Welsh-born feminist painter Sylvia Sleigh (1916-2010) document her life, career, and the larger context of contemporary feminist art, with the bulk of the collection dating from 1940-2000. Sleigh, a realist painter, moved to the United States in 1961 with her husband, art critic Lawrence Alloway. Sleigh's paintings of nude males in traditional odalisque poses remain her best-known works. She was a central figure in the New York City area feminist art movement of the 1970s.
Background
Sylvia Sleigh Alloway (1916-2010), known professionally as Sylvia Sleigh throughout her career, was a noted realist painter, curator, and feminist. Welsh-born, she was active primarily in the New York City area where she lived, along with her husband, art critic Lawrence Alloway, from 1961-2010. Sleigh's paintings of nude males in traditional odalisque poses remain her best-known works.
Extent
77.2 linear feet (137 boxes, 6 flatfile folders)
Restrictions
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Availability
Open for use by qualified researchers with the following exceptions. Audio and video recordings and computer files are unavailable until reformatted. Student records in Box 64, folder 10 are SEALED until 2063 per Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) legislation and institutional policy.