Buchanan Crosby, Anne (10 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

  • Recording locations

    Interviewee's home, London

  • Interviewees

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

  • Interviewers

    Sandino, Linda, (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 10: Tape 6: Side A. [26 March 2003] Mentions wanting name to be ABC. Remarks about health. Description of Roger Reith [RR], scientific exhibition designer for the American government and for the Smithsonian. Story of how ABC met RR; meeting up with him again years later in America. Description of their relationship. Effect of Matthew on ABC. Description of effect of Matthew’s birth and handicap on DC: taking DC on a holiday. Decision to send Matthew to a foster mother, Mrs Hales, to the Isle of Wight; mentions Jasha Klein. Description of consultation with Donald Winnicott [DM]: his advice to DC; description of his consulting room and his paintings; mentions Lucian Freud. Story about ABC offering him a better Moghul miniature; DW showing ABC his own paintings; mentions his fee. Anecdote about how DW used Matthew’s case notes. DW’s response to DC lighting a church candle. Winnicott’s comment about Down Syndrome children. Description of DC’s subsequent care of, and relationship with Matthew, taking him to visit TC. Comments on Matthew’s relationships with ABC. Mentions Jerry Sokel’s and Ann Stokes’ responses to Matthew. Anecdote about an outing with Adriadne and Ann Stokes. Description of meeting Adrian Stokes through AF; mentions Ann Stokes and Stokes’ attitude to women. Description of ABC’s role in advising the Stokes about the care of their daughter, Ariadne. Description of the Stokes’ interview with Dr Weiss at the Rudolf Steiner School and his recommendations about Ariadne. Comments on Ariadne’s subsequent history. Description of Adrian Stokes: his paintings, visiting him on his deathbed, ABC’s friendship with him.

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