Life Models at Leeds College of Art

29 July - 13 October 2016

The practice of life drawing has a long history at Leeds College of Art. Alongside colleagues Mavis and Rosalie, Anne Baxter was one of the College’s most ubiquitous and distinctive life models, known for her distinctive features and contortionist poses. Far from a mute object of study, Baxter was a lively personality and organiser of her fellow models.

As part of the 170 birthday celebrations, this display features select life drawings of Baxter and her colleagues in a variety of media by current and former staff and students, including Garry Barker, Graham Green, Laimonis Mierins, Jayne Allen, and Gloria Simons, among others.

Please contact the Curatorial and Exhibitions Manager if you have any stories about Anne Baxter and her fellow models that you would like to share.

Preview: Thursday 28 July, 5-7pm

Anne Baxter: Life Model

Image: Laimonis Mierins, Untitled, not dated. Charcoal on paper. Collection of Leeds College of Art.

  • 29 July - 13 October 2016
  • The Rotunda, Blenheim Walk