Buchanan Crosby, Anne (12 of 16 ).  National Life Stories: Artists' Lives

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    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)

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    Part 12: Tape 7: Side A. Comments on seeing Anish Kapoor’s ‘Marsyas’ and Max Beckman exhibition at Tate Modern. Comments on paintings and work by artists seen when ABC was a child: Stanley Spencer, Christopher Wood, John Tundra, Edward Wadsworth. Comments on gender, painting, and writing: mentions own work, Berthe Morisot. Anecdote about being impressed by Gladys Hynes’ commitment to painting. Jean’s fashionable tastes in everything including art. Comments on TC’s girlfriends. Description of DS’s opinion of AF’s paintings and art criticism; mentions Lawrence Gowing. ABC’s agreement that talking with AF about painting was always illuminating; that painting for him was also a dream. Reflects on AF’s experience as a schoolboy at the Downs (school) and the effect of not going to Bryanston influencing his “yearning” for painting. ABC had to meet them separately since they didn’t like to have to share her attention. Story of DC’s education: DC’s personality; mentions the Froebel Institute school at Ibbstock. Mentions grandson Valentine, his dyslexia and similarity to ABC.

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