Martin, Frank (7 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 7. Remarks on teaching at Kingston and modelling for William McMillan. Frank Martin's (FM) appointment to St Martin's School of Art and re-organisation of the sculpture facilities there; description of the student intake and curriculum at St Martin's at this time; growth of the sculpture department at St Martin's, and the problems presented by report on the school by the Coldstream-Summerson committee, and consequent changes to St Martin's curriculum; connection between exhibitors at New Generation exhibition, Whitechapel Gallery, 1965, and St Martin's; growth of foreign interest in St Martin's sculpture; expansion of the sculpture department into sites outside the main school building; help received from Andrew Forge, Clement Greenberg and Michael Fried, and connection with Bennington College.

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

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