Vaux, Marc. (17 of 76). National Life Story Collection: Artists' Lives

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    1996-03-02 and 1996-05-04 and 1996-06-13 and 1996-12-10 and 1997-03-04 and 1998-02-24 and 1998-03-12 and 1998-10-15 and 1998-11-17 and 2000-09-13 and 2003-02-06 and 2003-02-27 and 2003-03-27 and 2003-06-26 and 2003-10-15 and 2003-11-05

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    Interviewee's studio, London, United Kingdom

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    Vaux, Marc, 1932- (male)

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    Courtney, Cathy, 1954- (female)

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    Part 17. Marc Vaux [MV] discusses relevance of the height of the viewer in viewing his paintings; mentions his daughter Alex. Detailed description of Renaissance paintings which involved perspective and “magic” – Crivelli, Piero della Francesca’s ‘Flagellation’ and Impressionist who, like MV, used perspectives such as height of viewing in their work. MV again describes his feeling about the Giacometti show he recently saw; mentions Keifer’s paintings, Cezanne; recalls lunch that day in the Royal Academy [RA] with Leonard McComb [LM] and MV where they discussed that the RA still does a lot of life drawing and drawing from the classical model; comments on art schools and LM; remarks on “early days” of art education – mentions Victor Pasmore, Alan Davie and Cecil Collins in relation to LM’s style of teaching; remarks that LM would probably hate MV’s work; mentions that he and LM were students together in art school; MV describes LM and his work and their time at the Slade together. MV comments on Norman Ackroyd as a person and teacher; worked with him at Central.

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