Hoyland, John (16 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)

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    Gooding, Mel, 1941- (speaker, male)

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    Part 16: Tape 8: Side B: Dealing with puddle of paint on uneven floor. William Scott’s advice to students, ‘never fiddle with a painting’. Discussion about crucial moments in art school or comments from another artist which live with you and affect your work. More details JH’s working day. His evenings. Favourite reading biography and Garcia Marquez, details. Examples of poetry he likes. Explains why he no longer plays loud music in studio while painting, explains why. Comments on Norman Rosenthal’s 1981 New Spirit in Painting. Howard Hodgkin’s paintings. Immendorf, German painter. Space given to Freud, Auerbach, Kossoff. Coarseness and vitality of some German painters. Explains what he liked about Rainer Fetting’s paintings, details. His and interviewer’s comments on ‘over-finishing’ work. Details JH’s life early 80’s. Meeting Beverley Heath [BH]; their relationship. Details joining Leslie Waddington [LW] gallery late 60’s, previously with Marlborough for 4 years. Relationship with LW. Leaving gallery after about 20 years following a falling-out with him.

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