Rothenstein, Michael. (5 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 5. Rothenstein's acquaintance with John Minton (continued) and his interest in Keith Vaughan's journals. His unrealised project for a book of artists' writings with Grey Walls Press. Discussion of the agricultural imagery in Rothenstein's work in the 1940s, especially the motif of the cockerel, and the influence of Indian miniatures. Impact on his work of visits to Stanley Hayter's studio (1954), and of modern French painting. His brief period of work on etchings; adoption of lino-cut after suggestion by Edward Bawden; experiments with printing techniques and adoption of wood-block printing. His development of abstract imagery based on natural forms in wood-block work.

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

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