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Hoyland, John (9 of 21).  National Life Stories: Artists' Lives

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:31:08

  • Shelf mark

    C466/205

  • Subjects

    Art

  • 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 9: Tape 5: Side A: Recording 13 April 2005. Details BR’s dislike of ‘Situation’ artists. Details his visit to JH’s Primrose Hill studio and including him in first New Generation.. BR’s appearance, manner, etc. BR suspicious about sculptors, details. JH’s friendship with them. JH meeting Helen Frankenthaler, [HF] and taking her to various sculptors’ studios, details. His Stuyvesant bursary, details. His New York trip. Meeting Robert Motherwell [RM] HF’s husband. Details magazine It Is; JH visiting Paul Smith [PS]. Describes his appearance, personality, studio, painting, drawings, etc. Description visit to RM’s studio. Details evidence of Rothko’s previous occupation. . Visiting Barnett Newman [BN] in Riverside Drive apartment, details apartment, his appearance, drinks, dinner, late-night walk. Visit to Mark Rothko [MR] in his studio, 1964. Description his work on Houston chapel paintings. Details de Kooning paintings in Fifth Avenue show. MR’s conversation with JH about it. MR’s personality. Impact on JH of New York visit. Description JH’s Kingston studio and his larger paintings. Details PH and Harkness Fellowship. Details BR’s parties and people JH met there. BR’s efforts to educate others in the wider arts. Details JH’s career leading to 1967 Whitechapel show.

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