In brief

Pauline Boty (6 March 1938 – 1 July 1966) was a founder of British Pop art and the only female painter in the British wing of the movement.

Boty’s paintings and collages often demonstrated a joy in self-assured femininity and female sexuality, and expressed overt or implicit criticism of the “man’s world” in which she lived. Her rebellious art, combined with her free-spirited lifestyle, has made her a herald of 1970s feminism.
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Untitled [self portrait], c. 1955

In her short life she also appeared onstage, in film and in numerous TV productions, hosted a fortnightly radio programme, regularly danced on Ready Steady Go!, introduced Bob Dylan to London, inspired Julie Christie’s role in the 1965 film Darlingand so much more