Pat Passlof, Gold, Red Centaurs, 1996. 88x49 inches.


Born in 1928 in Brunswick, Georgia.

Pat Passlof studied at the Black Mountain Art School in the late 1940s. After years of abstract painting, she hired a model. After struggling to draw the model's legs, she decided to create paintings of creatures that had more than two legs, such as the mystical centaurs seen in Gold, Red Centaurs.

In 1971, Passlof, along with Sylvia Sleigh and Ce Roser, were chosen to work with curators on "Women Choose Women", a show that opened in 1973 at the New York Cultural Center. "Women Choose Women" was the first major exhibit to highlight a feminist representation of sexuality and to be reviewed by every major art publication of the time.

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