Martin, Frank (11 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 11. Discussion of Reg Butler's early work and advice given to him by Frank Martin (FM); discussion of impact of Festival of Britain and Monument to the Unknown Political Prisoner competition on British sculpture; comparison with impact of New Generation exhibition. Discussion of McAlpine purchase of works from the New Generation exhibition. Remarks on new staff and course organisation of the sculpture department at time of FM's retirement; discussion of amalgamation of St Martin's and Central schools of art; remarks on Bryan Kneale and art school politics of the time, the London Institute, and Goldsmith's College.

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

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