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Fry, Anthony. (9 of 32). National Life Story Collection: Artists' Lives

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:29:14

  • Shelf mark

    C466/77

  • Subjects

    Art

  • Recording date

    17/07/2006

  • Interviewees

    Fry, Anthony (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Courtney, Cathy (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 9. Impact of post-war Picasso and Matisse show at V&A. Anecdote about VP. Scale of paintings in V&A show and of American pictures later affected Anthony Fry [AF]. AF had Jackson Pollock’s old studio in New York, began painting eight foot canvases. Further details of impact of post-war V&A show. His preference for Picasso’s drawings. Andrew Forge, Patrick George and Christopher Pinsent as the ‘big boys’ at Camberwell. House in Lower Marsh, details. Further details of Camberwell building and various departments. Awareness of other students’ work at Camberwell, shared objectives. Attitude to other approaches eg Bomberg’s teaching. Euston Road. Sickert. Teachers at Camberwell included John Dodgson [JD], details. JD used colour. Criticism of Camberwell from outsiders, details. AF’s colour range at Camberwell. Rome picture, details. Details of Patrick Symons, at Bryanston with AF - lived in AF’s Camberwell house.

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