Drew, Joanna. (23 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 23. Joanna Drew [JD] describes and contextualises David Brown [DB] drawing (continued); describes French engraving by Callot; Jean Arp stencil purchased at Sotheby's. Describes and gives background to two Peter de Francia [PDF] drawings; describes etching gift by Segonzac; etching by Anthony Gross, head of printmaking at Slade, purchased from New Art Centre , Madeleine Ponsonby Gallery. Mentions Goya etching and gives background to modern impression of Degas first etching purchased from Lumley Cazelet. Describes Picasso drawing of comic sword, gift from Roland Penrose [RP]. Details of red sandstone sculpture, retirement gift chosen by Robert Skelton, head of Indian Section at V&A, purchased from Spinks; describes plaster cast Egyptian relief. Details of first conversation with PDF 1950s and his request for Bockl exhibition. General comments on Arts Council [AC] exhibitions at St. James Square and Tate. Refers to forthcoming Ansell Adams exhibition at Hayward and William Eggleston. Explains change in appreciation of German art indebted partly to New Spirit in Painting exhibition at Royal Academy in 1980s.

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