Hoyland, John (6 of 21).  National Life Stories: Artists' Lives

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    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)

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    Gooding, Mel, 1941- (speaker, male)

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    Part 6: Tape 3: Side B: More details HT’s course and mark making. HT’s marriage, children, disastrous trip to Jamaica 1959/60, details. Return to England and part-time art school teaching. Possible reasons for HT’s lack of progress. JH to Scarborough for start of new term. Changes in composition and colour in his paintings. Curiosity of other students, wall of silence from RAS. Compares his paintings with those of contemporary PH. Lists his painting heroes. Details de Stael shows in Cork Street and Whitechapel. Lack of money impediment to students’ travels. Talks at Institute of Contemporary Art [ICA] in late 50’s to compensate, details. Visit of neighbour Peter Coviello [PC]; inviting JH to join ‘Situation’ group show. Early years of JH’s marriage, wife’s background, her father, etc. Trips to Finland on Finnish cargo boats, details. Difference in attitude to marriage of JH and wife. Details JH’s final degree show when his work ‘ordered off walls’. Details President Charles Wheeler [CW]. JH’s anger; terror as to his future. Details PG’s intercession. Details JH’s style of painting. Peter Cresswell [PC] and PH abstract painters in same year. Details offer to JH of teaching job at Hornsey by head of fine art there, Maurice de Sausmarez [M de S]. Details M de S. Details JH teaching at Hornsey. Accepting offer of job at Oxford Art School.

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