Girl on Liner


Rose Wylie
  • Artwork Details: 183 x 163cm
  • Edition:
  • Material description: oil on canvas
  • Credit line: © the artist
  • Theme: Undefined
  • Medium: Painting
  • Accession number: ACC71/1997

Explore this Artwork

The second in our series of artist profiles from Sunderland Museum's first Arts Council Collection exhibition, Received Wisdom. Posy Jowett, the Museum's Public Engagement and Learning Officer, takes a closer look at the artwork Girl on Liner by Rose Wylie.

About the Artist

When Rose Wylie completed her studies at Folkestone and Dover School of Art, she got married, started a family and stopped painting for twenty years.


She was in her seventies when her art started to receive recognition from the art world.


She said, “One dealer said to me ‘anyone who puts you into the art fairs is very brave because it’s about youth’. You have to be a young person. [The art world] is absolutely obsessed with youth, which is a shame because once you’ve had early acceptance it is difficult to maintain it. You become a product. I think that’s when depression settles in. If you’ve never had it, you’ve got nothing to lose.”


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