German-Ribon, Philip. (2 of 4). National Life Story Collection: Artists' Lives

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    Interviewee's home, London, United Kingdom

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    German-Ribon, Philip, 1912- (speaker, male)

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    Courtney, Cathy, 1954- (speaker, male)

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    Part 2: PG describes JL's family especially relationship with PL. PG describes in detail visiting the Laszlo home. Describes discussions with PL about painting and PL's disdain for Impressionism. Remarks on PL's desire to make a painting about women's suffering during WW I. PG describes PL's studio in detail what PL wore when painting. PG mentions that he saw PL's 'Marina, the Duchess of Kent' in his studio. Describes getting to know PL and his wife Lucy de Laszlo (LL). LL part of Guinness family. Remarks on attending parties with the Laszlos. PG describes arguments and discussions with PL about politics, family, JL. Mentions Arctic expedition with Sandy Glen [SG]. Remarks on a painting by PL of JL. Mentions that PL painted an aunt of PG in Paris. Describes PL's paintings and his opinion of them. Mentions knowing Eddie Shackleton. Remarks on Steve and Diana's accident. Remarks on JL marrying Peggy Cruse. Describes JL's RAF service in WW II. Remarks on JL's marriage and domestic life.

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    Philip German-Ribon interviewed by Cathy Courtney: full transcript of the interview

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