Martin, Frank (2 of 14). National Life Story Collection: Artists' Lives

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  • Recording date

    1997-08-11 to 1997-08-13

  • Recording locations

    Interviewee's home, East Portlemouth, Devon, United Kingdom

  • Interviewees

    Martin, Frank, 1914-2004 (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Roberts, Melanie (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 2. Reminiscences of Frank Martin's (FM) childhood, play and adventures, and his interest in swimming; description of family home at Portsmouth, and life shaped by routines of the Navy; works of art in his home, and watercolour painting by his father and grandfather; discussion of attitudes to art during FM's period of training, and delay in his becoming aware of modern movements in art; FM's art training prompted his siblings to become interested in art. Further recollections of work as model for Academicians, and for Amédée Ozenfant, and remarks on the status of professional models at that time.

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    Frank Martin interviewed by Melanie Roberts: full transcript of the interview

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