Buchanan Crosby, Anne (7 of 16 ).  National Life Stories: Artists' Lives

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  • Recording date

    2002-05-22, 2003-01-09, 2003-03-26, 2003-06-18

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    Interviewee's home, London

  • Interviewees

    Buchanan Crosby, Anne, 1929- (speaker, female)

  • Interviewers

    Sandino, Linda, (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 7: Tape 4: Side B. Description of psychoanalytic treatment in Paris with Dr. Blajan Marcus. Story about seeing Rab’s letter about ABC to the Bank Manager. Description of experience of psychoanalysis. After Matthew was born [1964], consulted therapist Dr Reinhold; comments on attending group therapy. Comments on friendships made; mentions Galway Kennell. Story of friendship with Anne Marie Cert De Dudzeele, Queen of Montenegro. Story of falling in love with Pierre Abel Le Franc, aide de camp to Charles de Gaulle. Anecdote about trip to Italy: mentions Dick Lee, Barbara and Anthony Fry. Mentions staying with Jean Lambois and his homosexual son Jacques who worked at Vogue. Anecdote about meeting Pierre and discovering he had a mistress; mentions Pierre Savile. Comments on moving in to other people’s lives, mentions AF and Sheila Forge. Comments on not having an identity and trying to fit in. Description of staying with Pierre’s cousin Alice Kalp-Ferer and the family art collection including work by Maurice Denis, Berthe Morisot; layout of the house. Anecdote about borrowed clothes and being dressed in clothes at Vogue. Description of feeling lonely in the company of a homosexual. Anecdote about staying in Paris with Patrick Symons. Mentions visiting Alan Buchanan in Klagenfurt but returning to Paris to find Symons and Jacques were having an affair. Story of loves: Dick Lee, Patrick George, Pierre, TC. Comments on antipathy to marriage. Description of ABC’s use of mythological subject matter in her paintings; comments on religion, mentions AF and Sheila Forge. Comments on current work. Description of Heloise Agger. Mentions own mortality and reasons for painting seas. Comments on painting as an obsession.

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