Hambling, Maggi. (3 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

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    Interviewee's studio, London, United Kingdom

  • Interviewees

    Hambling, Maggi, 1945- (speaker, female)

  • Interviewers

    Gooding, Mel (speaker, male)

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    Part 3. First day as student at Benton End. Arrangement that Maggi Hambling (MH) would work with Lett Haines in kitchen rather than pay fees during first summer holiday. Routine at Benton End. Alan Brookes ('China'), student at Royal Academy Schools worked with Haines in kitchen before MH. Benton End became MH's second home, opened up new world. Trip to London whilst at school girl; Tate Gallery, exhibition of Alexander Calder. First visit to Tate, Henry Moore 'King and Queen'. Change in MH on return to school following first summer at Benton End. Scraped through O'level Art, four other subjects, enough to get into art school. Participation in school life. Further summer at Benton End before leaving school. Lett Haines became father figure to MH. Haines christening MH 'Maggi Soop'. Final year at school, left early. Ipswich Art School, Pre-Diploma, broad course. Mary Biddlecome. Enjoyed etching. Laurence Self, Colin Moss, life drawing. Memories of lifestyle in Ipswich in 1960s. Ipswich Museum, drawing MH did of stuffed rhino. Social mix at the art school. MH did two Pre-Dip years due to young age.

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