Fry, Anthony. (15 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 15. Further details relationship model and painter. Working with Indian models. Life room at Corsham. Students keen on drawing from life. Peter Lanyon [PL] worked there, details. Visit to Bakewell with PL at Andrew Forge’s invitation for Third Programme. PL’s approach to landscape Influence of American abstract painters. Anthony Fry’s [AF] approach in contrast to PL. Further details PL. AF’s approach to teaching, belief in observation. Better teacher early on - AF’s own work going through transitional period. Sympathy for students. Contemporary art schools. Limitations of students wanting to paint from imagination. details. William Blake’s flea drawing. Used drugs but didn’t paint on drugs -counterproductive to painting. Drink can help painting, details. Difference in Corsham generation of students compared to the generation demobbed after WW2. Many Corsham students got teaching jobs in schools. Memories of Corsham student.

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