Martin, Frank (3 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 3. Frank Martin's (FM) work as model (continued), and discussion of requirements and techniques of posing; remarks on life classes at the Royal Academy; discussion of the organisation of RA summer exhibitions, and of teaching at the RA school; remarks on Siegfried Charoux and Anthony Caro. Discussion of producing life-size terracotta sculptures for Charoux; discussion of ignorance of students about abstract art while FM a student at RA; remarks on absence of library facilities and FM's visits to London galleries as a student; discussion of the influence of Jacob Epstein; discussion of production of large terracotta figures.

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

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