Kidner, Michael. (5 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

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    Interviewee's home, London, United Kingdom

  • Interviewees

    Kidner, Michael, 1917- (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Curtis, Penelope, (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 5. v war service (continued); impact of the Second World War on Michael Kidner's (MK) family; his sister-in-laws psychoanalysis and later life in Ruanda. MK's demobilisation and time as schoolteacher at Pitlochry; his growing interest in painting and visits to the south of France. MK's enrolment at Goldsmith's College to study painting; his meeting with John Coplans; remarks on Denis Bowen and American Abstract Expressionism. Discussion of MK's interest in art history, his own painting and his visits to Provence at this time.

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

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