Kidner, Michael. (9 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 9. Description of Marion's life with Michael Kidner (MK) (continued); adoption and upbringing of their son and his death in a road accident; year spent in Washington, 1968, when MK was artist in residence. Discussion of impact of American painting in London and MK's connections with John Coplans, the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) and Artists' International Association (AIA); discussion of MK's interest in Abstract Expressionism, and of the exhibition of American painting at the Tate Gallery, 1958; remarks on Jackson Pollock and Alan Davie, Clyfford Still, Ad Reinhardt, Mark Rothko, John Coplans, Denis Bowen and the New Vision Gallery. Discussion of MK's work in 1959, and his use of colour; discussion of his working methods; MK's exhibition, St Hilda's College, Oxford, 1959; discussion of MK's concerns in painting at this time, in particular his interest in colour.

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    Item notes: Transcript available

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

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