Kidner, Michael. (3 of 14). National Life Story Collection: Artists' Lives

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  • Recording date

    1996-03-16 and 1996-03-29 and 1996-04-08

  • Recording locations

    Interviewee's home, London, United Kingdom

  • Interviewees

    Kidner, Michael, 1917- (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Curtis, Penelope, (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 3. Description of Michael Kidner's (MK) time at Pangbourne Nautical College; his educational progress and admission to Cambridge University, 1936, studying history and anthropology. Remarks on MK's father's education; description of MK's time as prep school teacher; MK's sense of his own identity and his personal life at this time. Description of his sister's emigration to the USA, her marriage, and her husband's career as a journalist; MK's later connection with his sister; MK's visits to Anglo-French Arts Centre; MK's stay in USA during Second World War, and his time as student of landscape architecture there; description of his sister's interest in art.

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    Michael Kidner interviewed by Penelope Curtis: full transcript of the interview

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