Peskett, Eric. (8 of 14). National Life Story Collection: Artists' Lives

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    Peskett, Eric, 1914-1997 (speaker, male)

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    Curtis, Penelope, (speaker,female)

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    Part 8. Erik Peskett (EP) entered the 'Unknown Political Prisoner' competition which was won by Reg Butler. His own contribution was a maquette of 2 flowers with a barbed wire round it. He was one of the final 45, and shown at the Tate. In another competition for the Football Association he contributed a goalkeeper. EP talks about the post-war changes in teaching of art. His teaching career started in Bromley School of Art which became Bromley College of Art after the war, merged with Beckenham School of Art and became Ravensbourne College of Art in 1963. He retired in 1979. There was a lack of understanding of sculpture - he thinks sculpture to be more akin to music rather painting. Changes in the syllabus. Method of working. Worked in stone, wood, clay.

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    Eric Peskett interviewed by Penelope Curtis: full transcript of the interview

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