Bridget Riley (b. 1931)
Toward Lagoon
Graphite and gouache
Collection of the artist
© Bridget Riley 2023. All rights reserved.


Rachel Federman: The example set by Sam Rabin, Riley’s primary instructor at London’s Goldsmiths College, ignited in her a passion for arts education that persists to this day. Few people realize that Riley was herself a teacher, instructing schoolchildren in art in the mid-1950s, and older students into the 1960s. In 2021, Riley reflected on the way that young people, especially children, interact with her work:

Bridget Riley: They can see that it's about how I think. And that is widespread, and they like that, and they like that they're included in this, and I'm very thrilled that they feel included.