Drew, Joanna. (21 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 21. Recalls circumstances influencing decision to rent present accommodation, correcting date to 1953; details of flat including reference to developer Cubitt and Duke of Westminster. Describes lifestyle in 50s, mentions shortlived membership of Ladder Club and Universities Club, eating at Café Torino. Describes flat furnishings, remarks on buying pictures, describes picture by Moroni purchased from Leicester Galleries; purchase from Redfern Gallery picture by Zao - Wouki. Mentions one good oil painting housed in Wallingford; indicates Elizabeth Ogilvie [EO] picture who now shows at Stephen Lacey Gallery. Describes French, hand coloured steel engraving, print from Thornton's Temple of Flora; Peter de Francia [PDF] drawing of Sengalese dancers; Horst Antes etching from Gimpels; André Masson [AM] drawing of Monsarrat Landscape from David Sylvester [DS]; Max Beckmann drawing. Remarks on AM's visit to AM exhibition at Hayward Gallery.

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