German-Ribon, Philip. (3 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 3: PG and JL form company named Ribon-de Laszlo. JL's divorce and depression. Formed furniture business in Venezuela. Comments on JL as a business partner and businessman. Comments on painting made by Piers de Laszlo, son of JL and Rosemary Townsend, JL's second wife. Remarks on paintings owned by JL. Comments on Paul de Laszlo. Describes LL's later days in the Onslow Court Hotel, visits to her. JL's relationship with children Piers and Charlotte. Comments on JL's daughter Lavinia. JL's later years. Remarks on PL's and LL's life and attitudes toward family. Comments on contemporary views of portrait painters. Remarks on Pat de Laszlo. Comments on the male-dominated aspect of the de Laszlo family. Mentions JL's athletic proclivities. PG recounts anecdote about PL's painting of Archbishop of Canterbury in Balliol.

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

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