Hoyland, John (2 of 21).  National Life Stories: Artists' Lives

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  • Recording date

    2005-03-22, 2005-03-30, 2005-04-02, 2005-04-13, 2005-05-02, 2005-05-05, 2005-05-19, 2007-07-24, 2007-08-22

  • Recording locations

    Charterhouse Square, London and Castelnau, London

  • Interviewees

    Hoyland, John, 1934-2011 (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Gooding, Mel, 1941- (speaker, male)

  • Abstract

    Part 2: Tape 1 Side B: JH in Junior Art Dept of Sheffield College of Art & Crafts; his feelings. Curriculum and academic progress. Discovering serious literature, poetry, details. Mother’s support, details. Summer holiday job. JH to Italy, father’s jealousy. JH’s determination to fulfil his potential. Reactions of relatives to his ‘doing that art’. ‘Bumbling along’ atmosphere at art school. JH accepted Sheffield School of Art. Details intermediate course in fine art; his failure at first attempt. Doing another year, details lithography, linocuts, etc. JH keen racing cyclist; joining cycling club. Cycling weekends and weekday training, details. Appeal of cycling as a sport. Details his 2nd hand racing bike and gear. Cycling in north of country compared to south. Details football, swimming, climbing, boxing. Details JH’s five years at Sheffield School of Art. Unsuccessful applications to Royal College of Art and to Slade. Friend Michael Corbidge getting place at Slade.

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