Maddox, Conroy. (2 of 15). National Life Story Collection: Artists' Lives

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  • Recording date

    1996-03 and 1996-04 and 1997-10 and 1997-11 and 1998-3

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    Interviewee's home, London, United Kingdom

  • Interviewees

    Maddox, Conroy, 1912-2005 (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Dutt, Robin (speaker, male)

  • Abstract

    Part 2. Chipping Norton (continued); Conroy Maddox's (CM) reading; beginnings of CM's interest in art through books, and acquaintance with painter John Melville; work in exhibition design for Turner Brothers of Birmingham, for a social club, and on stereopticons for Rank films; discussion of being in reserved occupation during Second World War; recollections of Henry Reed during Second World War; entertainment during Second World War (including radio and dancing). CM's involvement with Surrealist movement from 1933, through Roland Penrose; remarks on organisation of Surrealist exhibition, 1933; remarks on his parents attitude to his art, and on the behaviour of Surrealists.

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    Conroy Maddox interviewed by Robin Dutt: full transcript of the interview

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