Latham, John, 1921-2006. (9 of 18). National Life Story Collection: Artists' Lives
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1998-03-26 and 1998-04-06 and 1999-02-19 and 2000-07-18
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Latham, John, 1921-2006 (speaker, male)
Steveni, Barbara, 1928- (speaker, female), Roberts, Melanie (speaker, female)
Part 9. John Latham (JL) continues his story about getting a job at St. Martin's, his experience of teaching there, and how it left him feeling more in tune with America than Britain. JL goes on to describe Barbara Latham being invited by Frank Martin to give a lecture at St. Martin's and how that led on to the formation of the Artist Placement Group. JL discusses at some length the values and organisation of APG in its early days and beyond. He talks of problems and anomalies in funding and sources of support as well as touching on individual projects.