Drew, Joanna. (24 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 24. Anecdote relating to illustration of Bill Woodrow sculpture 'Beekeeper' ; mentions art works no longer wanted including Sam Francis water colour and Guerrier picture; anecdote about cycladic pieces inherited from David Sylvester [DS]. Details of Joanna Drew's [JD] involvement in DS sale at Sotheby's; remarks on hanging pictures. Mentions 'Travelling Light', John Jones and Ziggi Krauss in relation to framing, Reference to William Turnbull picture in DS sale and general remarks on DS collection and curating skills. Details of JD's early role at AC; mentions outside curators' involvement in Tate exhibitions. Comments on JD's selection for Bomberg exhibitions 1958 and 1965; mentions David Brown's [DB] widow, also artist, Leon Kossoff and Frank Auerbach; remarks on William Roberts in relation to Vorticists and Wyndham Lewis.

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