Hoyland, John (5 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)

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    Part 5: Tape 3: Side A: Recording 30 March 2005. JH on quality of teaching at RAS. Enrolment in William Turnbull’s [WT] Central School evening class at Central School, details. Still-life studies set up by WT. His helpfulness. His knowledge American artists. His flat in Paris shared with Eduardo Paolozzi [EP]. Lack of teaching and ‘crits’ at RAS. JH’s appreciation of being left alone to work. Derivation of his ideas. Visits to West End galleries. Argument with Leslie Waddington [LW] and Patrick Heron [PH] about discordant opposites. JH’s abstract painting picked for Redfern Gallery show summer 1959, details. Details his marriage age 22. Meeting his wife. Her pregnancy. His and friends’ reaction. Registrar’s comment during ceremony. Living accommodation after marriage. Fate of his RAS paintings. Details Summer School course on Colour and Form at Scarborough 1957. Course tutors Harry Thubron [HT] and Victor Pasmore [VP]. Reference to paintings of William Scott, Adrian Heath, Keith Vaughan. Scarborough and WT’s courses compared.

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