Fry, Anthony. (27 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 27. Anthony Fry [AF] mentions that he doesn’t believe in astrology. Comments on relationship with Francis Partridge [FP] [phonetically transcribed] who wrote book about AF; AF met FP through Susan and Robin Campbell. Comments on Jennetta and Jaime Pollotti [phonetically transcribed]; remarks on Jennetta’s paintings; the Pollottis very supportive of AF’s painting career. Discussion about relationship with FP and her writing; mentions RF knowing FP. Comments on Bloomsbury, visiting FP’s house; mentions Carrington, Duncan Grant; mentions Mark photographed FP. Discussion about friendships throughout AF’s life; mentions knowing PG since he was 8 years old; mentions Andrew Forge. Comments on TE’s and PG’s paintings; connects more with PG’s work. Patrick Simons responsible for having William Darby [WD] look at AF’s paintings. Comments on WD and his buying of Roland, Browse and Del Blanco [phonetically transcribed] Gallery. Remarks on Roland and Del Blanco. Comments on the galleries in the early days of AF’s career; AF’s father visited many galleries and bought many paintings including Jacob Epstein [JE] bronzes; AF comments on JE’s painting of his daughter Peggy Gene [phonetically transcribed]. Recalls story about visiting JE’s studio. Comments on JE’s controversial work; mentions that AF’s old sculpture teacher saw JE’s works. Mentions Elizabeth Munts [phonetically transcribed]. Describes JE’s studio; mentions what JE wore when painting. Comments on TI as a godfather to Mark; remarks on TI as a person. Detailed description of Euan Uglow [EU]; his paintings; recalls brief anecdote about EU in hospital.

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