Hoyland, John 3 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 3: Tape 2: Side A: Details letters received from Brian Fielding [BF] and Michael Corbidge [MC] and his feelings of envy. Success of Michael Tyzack [MT] and David Smith, .details. Slade policy of granting places. Qualification obligatory for teaching job. Details Sheffield teacher, Eric Jones [EJ], who obtained place for JH at Royal Academy Schools [RAS]. Reputation of RAS then. Advantage no interview; disadvantage no grants. Parents paid for him for 3 months. Other students there. Details drawing there. Details his life in London. Importance of EJ and his drawing course at Sheffield. EJ’s domestic life, his council house, his copies Picasso paintings, his garden, etc. Details inspirational teacher Taylor [T]. JH’s dinner at T’s house. T’s comments on JH painting. Details BF and his brown painting of JH. Talents of BF and MC. Drawing style taught at Sheffield, charcoal in London. JH painting portraits. JH’s social life in Sheffield. Effect on JH of his trip to South of France 1953. Trip to Italy with MC. Paintings of square in Arezzo.

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