Fry, Anthony. (18 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 18. St George’s Gallery exhibition cont., details. Basil Jonzen [BJ] sent as schoolboy to France to stay with aunt who lived with Modigliani and was painted by him. Anthony Fry [AF] and paintings of children. Landscapes in first exhibition done at Iford Manor, details. Concern with colour. Further details first exhibition. Joan Eardley. John Berger’s [JB] writing helped build up following for second show. Details of JB. Admiration for work of Francis Bacon [FB], a natural painter. Screaming Pope. FB painting of his niece, details. AF in touch with London art scene, de Stael landscapes, seascapes, still lifes had big impact; tonality. Trips to Paris. Japanese working in Paris. Matisse. Talks about abstraction and figuration, performance art and painting. Dearth of good critical writing about painting in 1990s.

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