Drew, Joanna. (11 of 50). National Life Story Collection: Artists' Lives

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    2002-03-18 and 2002-04-05 and 2002-05-02 and 2002-05-23 and 2002-06-28 and 2002-07-11 and 2002-08-15 and 2002-08-29 and 2002-10-03 and 2002-10-17 and 2002-07-11

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    Drew, Joanna 1929-2003 (female)

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    O'Ryan, Lydia (female)

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    Part 11. Joanna Drew [JD] talks about the palliative care JD'S brother [AGD] received following his stroke, and his eventual death, 1993, St. Bartholomew's Hospital. Mentions sister - in - law's desire not to prolong AGD's life artificially. JD's memories of visiting Richard Carline's house in Hampstead in 1950s and of several meetings with Nancy Carline in relation to JD's work on 1954 exhibition of Stanley Spencer Drawings, DS selector. Reference to Tooths Art Dealers, Bruton St. and Stanley Spencer's [SS] wish that on his death JD look after his drawings. Remarks on SS's daughters' silence about play 'Stanley' at Cottesloe theatre, including reference to Andrew Dempsey, Patricia [Preece, PP] and Anthony Sher's performance. Comments on SS's relationship with PP; remarks on Hilda Carline's painting; JD's opinion of SS's work, including reference to reception of work abroad at recent exhibition in Mexico and inclusion in one in Musée d'art Moderne de la ville de Paris. Importance of showing foreign visitors Burghclere Chapel. Details. Further opinion of SS's work, including reference to recent exhibition of work at Tate Britain; mentions lack of further patronage to endorse intended series of works stemming from 'Christ Preaching' at Cookham Regatta. Further brief reference to Richard and Nancy Carline. Remarks on Twentieth century English domestic scale paintings, including referece to Ashmolean, Oxford, Fitzwilliam, Cambridge. Comments on requirements of present day art production and problems of restricted space in Local Authority Galleries; mentions 'American Sublime Exhibition' at Tate, criticises manner in which large works by English sculptors, like Anthony Caro and Phillip King are displayed in Tate Britain.

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