Kidner, Michael. (10 of 14). National Life Story Collection: Artists' Lives

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  • Recording date

    1996-03-16 and 1996-03-29 and 1996-04-08

  • Recording locations

    Interviewee's home, London, United Kingdom

  • Interviewees

    Kidner, Michael, 1917- (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Curtis, Penelope, (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 10. Descriptions of Michael Kidner's (MK) shows and St Hilda's, 1959, and AIA Gallery, 1960; MK's attendance at course run by Harry Thubron and Victor Pasmore, 1959, and its impact on his use of colour; Adrian Stokes' views on MK's work; MK's friendship with Telfer Stokes and connection with Margaret Mellis; MK's show at Grabowski Gallery, 1962 and 1964; friendship with Jasia Reichardt; his show at Axiom Gallery. Public recognition of MK's work in 1960s, remarks on Lucy Milton Gallery and reviews by Norbert Lynton; remarks on the art of the 1960s and Bridget Riley; MK's show at Grabowski Gallery, 1964; discussion of MK's relief paintings of reflected colour around 1964. Remarks on Op Art and Museum of Modern Art exhibition, 1965; MK's winning of John Moores prize; remarks on Peter Sedgley; friendship with Geoffrey Steele; description of MK's teaching at Leicester and Corsham.

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    Michael Kidner interviewed by Penelope Curtis: full transcript of the interview

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