Vaux, Marc (49 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 49: Tape 26: Side A: Marc Vaux [MV] comments on staff-student affairs in higher education, changes in student representation in terms of running colleges, Rise in use of soft drugs, changing social intercourse between students and staff, advent of the pill; mentions is a more relaxed environment than MV’s student days of the 1950s. Remarks that there was no pressure from Jill Clarke [JC] about MV leaving Camden Square; mentions was a difficult decision. Remarks that his mother didn’t get on with Tess Jaray [TJ]. Recalls memories of meeting TJ at the Slade; mentions TJ’s student painting of poplars; mentions TJ friendly with Kim Lim; TJ had flat in Belsize Park; mentions TJ had been at St. Martin’s where she knew [Eduardo] Paolozzi, Dorothy Morland; mentions music, French artist, [Zoran] Music, TJ was close to; MV met up with TJ in Italy in San Marco. MV comments on his Venice trip after leaving Slade. MV comments on development of his relationship with TJ. Comments on flat rented in Greencroft Gardens; on his friendship with Katherina Wolpe [KW], Bill Turnbull’s first wife – details on this. KW’s father, Stefan Wolpe [SW], composer commemorated at recent South Bank Centre lecture; SW lived in New York, close to Rothko and Newman. Details on KW; moved to flat in Well Walk; TJ and KW became close friends.

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