Fry, Anthony. (20 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 20. Teaching at Corsham cont. Development of a personal language. Builds up, overpaints, changes. Essential to be able to change image as progresses, details. Brought in people for their opinions on work in progress, John Berger would come to comment. Recurring images, eg Indian four poster beds. Lifetime obsession with certain landscape, a hill, refers to first painting in oil, aged 8. Moved from bed paintings to tents. New York exhibition included paintings linked to India and also to Spain. Claude Lorraine Sermon on the Mount (Frick Museum) includes Anthony Fry’s [AF] hill. AF’s large hill paintings. Works first on paper then canvas, small images. No longer works out of doors except to draw. Relationship drawings to studio work. More on dream images of hill, a recurring image in paintings.

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