One to watch…and she’s aged 77Posted: February 20, 2012
Painter Rose Wylie, who is 77, is being talked in media and art circles as the ‘one to watch’.
An incredible woman, now in her eigth decade, she is being feted as an up-and-coming artist.
Rose was selected in 2010 as the British artist in the Women to Watch exhibition at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, which promotes underrepresented and promising female artists.
Last year, she showed in New York, Miami, Berlin and London, and currently has an exhibition in Moscow.
Thrillingly, the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings, UK, is showing her first restrospective next month. Finally, after years of flying under the radar, she’s getting he recognition that many believe she deserves.
She never gave up and she never lost sight of the fact that she was artist. It didn’t matter whether or not she had an audience or faced rejection.
An art dealer once said to her, ‘anyone who puts you into the art fairs is very brave because it’s about youth’.
What do they know?