Kidner, Michael. (8 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)

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    Part 8. Remarks on exhibition of seven Cubist painters, Tachism and Jean Dubuffet; description of Michael Kidner's (MK) work in year after time in Paris; MK's move to St Ives and friendship with Terry Frost, Roger Hilton and Trevor Bell; remarks on COBRA group Asger Jorn and Karel Appel; meeting with Yvonne Hagan and seeing painting by Sam Francis. Remarks on exhibition of Picasso's paintings from Russia, Soulages, artists handled by Denise René, Kandinsky. MK's views on artists living in cities; description of his work and social life at St Ives; remarks on Karl Weschke, Patrick Heron, St Ives, and Leslie Waddington. MK's return to London, 1957; friendship with Roger Hilton and John Coplans. Description of Marion's life and work in Paris and London, and of her personal qualities.

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

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