Glen, Sir Alexander. (3 of 6). National Life Story Collection: Artists' Lives

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    Interviewee's home, Worcestershire, United Kingdom

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    Glen, Sir Alexander, 1912-2004 (speaker, male)

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    Courtney, Cathy, 1954- (speaker, female)

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    Part 3. Description of shipping industry in AG's father's time; discussion of First and Second World Wars, and his and his brother's service in Second; description of his brother's and sister's characters and social life of the family in Scotland in his youth; discussion of Scottish culture, politics and Nationalism, with references to Scandinavia. AG's mother's background in Ireland, and memory of holiday there; remarks on AG's interest in nature, and description of husky training for Arctic expeditions. Description of art collections in AG's childhood home, recollections of events at Glasgow School of Art; his meeting with the de Laszlo family.

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