Fry, Anthony. (30 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 30. Discussion of Anthony Fry’s [AF] involvement with the London Group; mentions Claude Rogers, John Berger, David Sylvester, William Townsend, David Bomberg and Andrew Forge. Discussion about the Contemporary Art Society [CAS]; WD annoyed by AF showing at the CAS; mentions Pauline Vogelpoel; mentions JS sponsored the CAS. Comments on the New Art Centre [NAC] and Leicester Galleries; comments on Madeleine Ponsonby and Caryl Hubbard who ran the NAC. Comments on John Hubbard [JH]; AF knew him from Italy; connections between CA and the Hubbards to AF. Description of JS’s collecting of AF and CA’s work; remarks on Anya Sainsbury. Comments on Simon Sainsbury and the National Gallery wing. Description of relationship with David Sylvester; mentions that he introduced AF to Alberto Giacometti. Remarks on death and old age in relation to painting. Description of paintings in a recent show at Browse and Darby; mostly on subject of India; painting of St. Jacob; remarks on his carpenter in India, Joseph.

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