Rothenstein, Michael. (2 of 10). National Life Story Collection: Artists' Lives

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    interviewee's home, United Kingdom

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    Rothenstein, Michael, 1908- (speaker, male)

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    Gooding, Mel, (speaker, male)

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    Part 2. Mary Knewstubb's promotion of John Knewstubb's career; Mary's character, and the activities of her siblings (one the founder of Chenil Gallery, London). Rothenstein's reaction against his father's art and milieu; his attitude to class and culture. Friendship with Barnett Freedman (lithographer) in early 1920s, and interest in Freedman's work at the Working Men's College. Rothenstein's early interest in Post-impressionism and Cubism. Comparison of Jewish and English character; description of Barnett's milieu, including Gerald Ososki, Albert Houthuesen and Charles Mahoney; Rothenstein's relations with his uncle, Albert Rutherston; students and student groups at the Royal College of Art in the early 1920s.

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    Michael Rothenstein interviewed by Mel Gooding: full transcript of the interview

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