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Reid, Sir Norman (11 of 13). National Life Story Collection: Artists' Lives.

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    2000-02-03, 2000-04-12, 2000-12-20, 2005-03-29, 2005-05-06

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    Reid, Sir Norman, 1915-, (speaker, male)

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    Courtney, Cathy (speaker, female)

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    Part 11. Andrew Forge [AF] as Tate trustee, continued; beginning of Sir Norman Reid’s [NR] relationship with him; AF a painter and a “lucid” interpreter of painting. NR’s relationship with St Ives set; respectful of their temperaments and calling, adapted himself to their peculiarities; Henry Moore contrasted with Gabo; NR never close to Moore. Gabo’s personality and “touchiness” if undervalued; anecdote about NR’s daughter visiting Gabo in Connecticut – “Did you know Mondrian?” “Yes. And Mondrian knew me.” Gabo’s daughter, Nina, also an artist; Gabo a disciplinarian parent; Gabo’s wife Jean saw her role as supporting Gabo, not always sympathetic to Nina’s needs; Jean was Gabo’s “slave”.

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Reid, Sir Norman (11 of 13). National Life Story Collection: Artists' Lives.

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