Vaux, Marc. (18 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 18. Marc Vaux [MV] comments on the Royal Academy [RA]; MV never involved with RA; remarks on attending Summer Shows at RA with his father; on various exhibitions at the RA. MV discusses his relationship with the Redfern Gallery; describes his first exhibition there; others’ response to his shows at Redfern - Jules de Goede, John Carter, Bernard Cohen, Nancy Barnicott; on worries surrounding having a show. MV comments on his financial situation – subsisting on a teacher’s pension and still making art; conflicts between family life and artistic life in financial terms; MV enjoys family life; wife Jill works as well so no financial conflict; discussions of selling London residence and moving to Southern France; MV happy with current situation. MV comments on his recent show; mentions conversation with Robyn Denny about difficulties of life as an artist; comments on friend David Gluck’s work and on visiting him in his studio. MV returns to discussion of his childhood; closer to his mother than his father; remarks on his parents’ relationship.

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