Fry, Anthony. (4 of 32). National Life Story Collection: Artists' Lives

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    Fry, Anthony (speaker, male)

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    Courtney, Cathy (speaker, female)

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    Part 4. Academic record at Bryanston. English master. Anthony Fry’s [AF] writing at this time. Read mainly books about painting, lives of painters, details. First show at Leicester Galleries, details. AF went to Florence with school friends after War, details. Mother in Wales during War, AF painted Pembrokeshire landscape. Sisters and AF share house in Pembrokeshire, so link remains. Suicide of youngest sister about five years ago - AF closest to her, misses her greatly. Sister a violinist. AF has her journal. Further details Pembrokeshire. Social life in school holidays mainly family. Impact of sister’s suicide on family. Twin sisters self-sufficient, dancers. Effect of being only boy with four sisters. Sex education. Early sexual experience. Cinema. Margery Fry [MF], sister of Roger, great mentor to AF. Details of MF’s house in Notting Hill. MF’s character. Howard Hodgkin [HH]. HH a pupil at Corsham when AF taught there. Impact on AF of Roger Fry’s [RF] books; details. RF painted AF’s mother, details. Further details MF and people around her. AF’s father worried that he wouldn’t make a living as a painter.

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