Girling, Sheila (4 of 13).  National Life Stories: Artists' Lives

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  • Recording date

    2009-08-10, 2009-08-09

  • Recording locations

    Interviewee's studio, London

  • Interviewees

    Girling, Sheila, 1924-2015 (speaker, female)

  • Interviewers

    Westley, Hester (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 4: [00:09:41] SG’s single-minded ambition to paint; support of tutor, Stubington. Description of drawing exam at end of academic year. [0:02:38] Importance of sketchbooks; SG’s opinion of her student artwork. [0:04:13] SG’s time in Painting Department; description of SG’s lauded mural painting and exam piece. Significance of contemporary and historical artists; history of art component.

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    Sheila Girling interviewed by Hester Westley: full transcript of the interview

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