Kidner, Michael. (6 of 14). National Life Story Collection: Artists' Lives
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1996-03-16 and 1996-03-29 and 1996-04-08
Interviewee's home, London, United Kingdom
Kidner, Michael, 1917-2009 (speaker, male)
Curtis, Penelope, (speaker, female)
Part 6. Michael Kidner's (MK) painting in France (continued); meeting with Marion, MK's future wife, 1949, and marriage, 1951; MK's withdrawal from teaching, and his subsequent work as theatre scene-painter in Bromley; Marion's influence on MK's taking up painting; remarks on MK's financial circumstances and his friends in the theatre. Description of MK's teaching in school in Ealing; his meeting with Ossia and Marie-Louise Trilling; remarks on MK's life with Marion and their work in the theatre; remarks on art training and on John Coplans. MK's first meetings with a professional painter, Trevor Bell, at St Ives; MK's work and professional connections in the 1950s, and connection with the Anglo-French Centre; MK's exploration of Cubism, and impact of a visit to France, 1954.
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