Fry, Anthony. (8 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 8. [17 Oct. 1995] Anthony Fry’s [AF] 1995 summer; Corfu, guest of Lord and Lady Sainsbury; Spain and details of treeless landscape. Use of fine earth as paint in India. Feels all his paintings interrelated, details. Leaves Edinburgh for Camberwell School of Art, contrast. Staff primarily painters rather than teachers. Principal, Johnstone; Euston Road School. Andrew Forge, Patrick George, Christopher Pincent, details. Description of Camberwell building. Life room. Antique room. Contrast between teaching of drawing at Edinburgh and Camberwell. Rodney Burns. Victor Pasmore’s [VP] approach to drawing. VP setting AF to copy Raphael. Contrast VP and Claude Rogers. VP teaching the Golden Section. VP’s Blackheath house and previous home in Chiswick. Beginning of VP painting abstracts and his admiration of Terry Frost; VP’s total conversion.

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