Vaux, Marc (22 of 76).  National Life Stories: Artists' Lives

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  • Recording date

    2000-09-13, 2003-02-06, 2003-02-27, 2003-03-27, 2003-06-26, 2003-10-15, 2003-11-05

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    Interviewee's studio, London

  • Interviewees

    Vaux, Marc, 1932- (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Courtney, Cathy, 1954- (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 22: Tape 12: Side A: Marc Vaux [MV] continues discussion of a piece he’s working on commissioned by Neil Crawford [NC]; describes piece on wall behind the interviewer in relation to the one he’s planning for NC. MV describes how the war (World War 2) affected him; mentions having a Morrison shelter in their house; comments on friend of the family, Kathleen Morgan; childhood during the war; forced to leave Swindon as it was possible target during war and go stay with friends; describes place and woman who cared for him; comments on his early schooling and his father telling him not to say he wanted to be an artist at school; attended Commonweal Secondary Grammar School; comments on MV’s brother and his art; remarks on social aspects of school, activities such as chess and music (played clarinet); more on MV’s brother and their relationship and his brother’s National Service. MV describes completion of school at Commonweal with Distinction in art; father met with school upon his completion to prepare MV for a career in Civil Service; MV had written to Corsham; father supportive regardless.

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