Hoyland, John (8 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 8: Tape 4: Side B: Description DG’s salon, his art collection, management of Pollock Estate. Marlborough arrangement to show young artists including JH. DG’s approach re JH’s paintings. Getting them out of Oppidans Road studio. DG, now a painter, details appearance, studio, paintings. JH’s 5-year deal with Marlborough. Changes in his work for New Generation show. Advantage of being with Marlborough Details one-man show there. Explains socialising with St Martin’s sculptors. Details his decision to re-examine his paintings after WT’s comments. Marlborough owner’s son terminating contract with JH. Apologies from owner father and offer of recompense. Details recompense. His various jobs teaching basic design. Teaching life drawing at Luton, details. Offered jobs at Chelsea by Lawrence Gowing [LG], details. Details formidable teaching staff at Chelsea. 1965 offered principal lectureship at Chelsea, details. Whitechapel show 1967. Invited to join Waddingtons, details. His financial problems and how solved. Details representation in America by two powerful American dealers. Knowing Allen Jones [AJ]. Patrick Caulfield [PC] details. Young Contemporaries and New Generation shows 1959, details. Details JH and PH and optical games paintings. Explains l ‘ditching’ this type of painting later. Organic forms of sculptors like Philip King [PK], details. Peter Stuyvesant scholarships, details. JH to New York on New Generation scholarship 1964. Recap JH’s career details. Importance of Bryan Robertson [BR] as curator.

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