Hambling, Maggi. (2 of 22). National Life Story Collection: Artists' Lives
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1995-10-24 and 1995-10-27 and 1995-11-13 and 1995-11-21 and 1995-11-28 and 1995-12-11 and 1996-01-26
Interviewee's studio, London, United Kingdom
Hambling, Maggi, 1945- (speaker, female)
Gooding, Mel (speaker, male)
Part 2. (Interview 27th October 1995) Childhood dog. Hero, 'Just William'. While at school drew slaves being beaten, inspired partly by 'Uncle Tom's Cabin'; enjoyed fact that people could hardly bear to look at them. Details Amberfield School. Oscar Wilde. Michael MacLiammoir. School days drawing of churchyard with effeminate vicars. Art mistress, Yvonne Drury. MH's reluctance to paint. Reading as a child and an adult. Details art exam aged 14 and development afterwards. Before discovering art had wanted to go on the stage. Easter when aged approx 15, went with oil paints to stay with Yvonne Drury (Mrs Campbell) and paint. Beginning to smoke inseparable from painting. Mr and Mrs Campbell. Lett Haines and Cedric Morris. Suffolk skies. Visit aged 15 to Lett Haines and Cedric Morris, who ran East Anglia School of Painting and Drawing, details. Spent school holiday painting with Haines and Morris. Lucy Harwood.