Hoyland, John (18 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 18: Tape 9: Side B: Details qualities of Bryan Robertson as great catalyst, etc. JH on preference for tropics for painting, details. His interest in the elemental and metaphysic in painting. JH’s friendship with TF. Details TF’s qualities, loves, rating as artist, etc. JH and TF Royal Academy [RA] members. Details JH’s nomination and acceptance speech. Leslie Waddington’s [LW] comment about RA. Artists who turned down offer of membership and why. Comment of Victor Pasmore, [VS] on eventually joining. Details JH’s experience of RA membership. His impressions of ‘Sensation’ show at RA. His thoughts about Duchamp and works spawned in his name. Why JH avoid meetings there now. Details JH’s 1999 retrospective exhibition in Sackler Galleries. His fears on opening night, details. Reaction of friends. Success of show, details. Difficulties preparing show. Details JH and Mel Gooding [MG] meeting at Warwick Arts Trust. MG taking over from BR writing art monograph on work of JH, details. Details BR’s inability to deliver text on time. Description MG’s 1991 book. Details four shows at Leslie Waddington’s [LW]. Details art market collapse. JH falling-out with LW.

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