Hoyland, John (7 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)

  • Interviewers

    Gooding, Mel, 1941- (speaker, male)

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    Part 7: Tape 4: Side A. Recording 2 April 2005. JH on Tate Gallery’s 1956 American Art show and de Stael at Whitechapel. Their influence on his work. Also de Stael show at Whitechapel. Paintings by WS, Roger Hilton [RH], Terry Frost [TF] Patrick Heron [PH] discussed. Examples leading painters influenced by style, colour and scale of American paintings. Compares English and American ideas of abstraction. Details monthly art shows at American Embassy organised by Stephan Muncing [SM]. Ted Power’s collection of modern art, details. American artists JH saw at Embassy shows. Details Laurence Alloway [LA], his clothes, his close friends, etc. Details JH viewing Barnett Newman’s huge blue painting. ICA ‘Environment’ exhibition. JH in ‘Situation’ show organised, details. Details paintings JH submitted. Details New London ‘Situation’ show at Marlborough Gallery. Use of line and marl stick by JH in development of his ‘optical’ paintings. Details JH in Finland painting portrait of mayor’s wife. Congratulatory telegram from LA on sale of his two paintings; details prices and purchasers. Details bitter reaction of WT. Anthony Caro [AC] only sculptor in second ‘Situation’ show. Details alleged seduction of Lee Krasner [LK] by David Gibbs [DG], friend of Alec Gregory Hood.

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