Tregarthen Jenkin, Ian (11 of 36 ).  National Life Stories: Artists' Lives

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    2002-01-31, 2002-02-14, 2002-03-01, 2002-03-15, 2002-04-04, 2002-04-25, 2002-05-21, 2002-10-03

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    Interviewee's home, Fyfield

  • Interviewees

    Tregarthen Jenkin, Ian, 1920-2004 (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Sandino, Linda, (speaker, female)

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    Part 11: Tape 6: Side A: Reminiscences about Slade staff [1949]. Story about [Henry] Tonks hiring students as teachers. Story about Franklyn White and The Samuel Palmer School of Art. Comments on W. Coldstream’s staffing changes [1950]. Description of tutorial arrangements and administration. Description of Slade application procedures: mentions the Royal College of Art. List of new staff in 1951-3: mentions Claude Rogers, the Euston Road School. Comments on W. Coldstream’s philosophy. History of the pre-war Slade. Description of the art history curriculum: mentions Ettlinger, Richard Wolheim, Rudolph Wittkower, Ernst Gombrich. Story of The Slade Picture Club. Comments on collaborations with other UCL departments. Comments on UCL friends. Mentions J.R. Haldane. Story about Tommy Thompson, inventor of the Thompson Plotter, involved in reconstruction of Castle Howard. Description of John Aldridge’s summer parties. Describes job at The Slade. Description of The Slade Hostel, Cartwright Gardens.

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